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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