> Why Foxes are boxed in

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

LEWIS HAMIL­TON needs a quick fix of Zen­like mind con­trol in Ja­pan this week­end af­ter a cruel en­gine fire left the world cham­pion fum­ing in Sepang.

Hamil­ton an­grily de­manded an ex­pla­na­tion from his Mercedes team af­ter his hopes of halt­ing Nico Ros­berg’s surg­ing mo­men­tum went up in smoke last Sun­day, al­low­ing Daniel Ric­cia­rdo to lead Red Bull’s first one-two in nearly three years.

As Ros­berg opened a 23-point ad­van­tage in the ti­tle stand­ings with five races re­main­ing fol­low­ing his third-place fin­ish, Hamil­ton raged at his mis­for­tune and threat­ened to ig­nite a row within the Mercedes team by rais­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of a con­spir­acy against him.

“My ques­tions are to Mercedes,” Hamil­ton de­manded, ask­ing why of the eight cars on the grid fit­ted with Mercedes en­gines, only his have conked out this sea­son.

“There are eight driv­ers and mine are the only ones who has failed. Some­one has to give me some an­swers and it is not ac­cept­able. Some­one doesn’t want me to win this year.”

Hamil­ton has only a mat­ter of days to dust

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