Cities, especially ones as big as London, are great at helping people blend in and maintain privacy. Unless you’re Lewis Hamilton.

While recently going through a run in the English capital, the Formula One star had a chance encounter with none other than former Mercedes-AMG Petronas teammate, and bitter rival, Nico Rosberg. Hamilton explained the unexpected run-in, which he said was the first time he’d seen Rosberg since last season, in a press conference Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Hamilton seems to be reacting positively to the incident, so maybe all these drivers needed was a little time apart before they could bury the hatchet.

Or, perhaps the two are just so eerily similar, both professionally and personally, that the universe has them on a never-ending collision course with each other.

Thumbnail photo via Mercedes-AMG Petronas