WRITE TO US Mo­tor­sport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP For the sec­ond week­end in a row, Hamil­ton sparks fire­works

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The jour­nal­ists were the ones who bore the full brunt of Lewis Hamil­ton’s frus­tra­tions last week­end in Ja­pan, when he de­clared that he wasn’t keen on do­ing too many more press con­fer­ences with the writ­ten me­dia af­ter what he said were some dis­re­spect­ful ar­ti­cles.

They only came af­ter he had been ex­tremely terse with the press at the pre-event con­fer­ence, and some­thing was clearly not right with the way he was be­hav­ing. His ac­tions weren’t that of a top-level sports­man.

Those re­marks fol­low hot on the heels of his out­burst fol­low­ing the Malaysian Grand Prix, when his Mercedes power unit let him down as he seemed cer­tain to claim his seventh vic­tory of the 2016 cam­paign.

His anger at the Ger­man firm af­ter Sepang boiled over, but it was prob­a­bly un­der­stand­able given that he had lost a shot at a race win. But his be­hav­iour at Suzuka was bor­der­ing on the bizarre.

He fluffed his start to the race too and could only re­cover to third place. It has pushed him a long way from the cham­pi­onship sum­mit, but some of the speed bumps that have been put in his way have been of his own mak­ing. Matt James, Ed­i­tor

Race two high­lights: Satur­day, 2330-0015hrs, BT Sport 2 ■ Race three: Sun­day, 08451000hrs, BT Sport ESPN

■ NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kansas

■ Race: Sun­day, 1830, Premier Sports

World Rallycross: Es­ter­ing, Ger­many

■ Race: Sun­day, 1730-1830hrs, Quest

Dom San­dom took this spec­tac­u­lar at­mo­spheric pho­to­graph from Cas­tle Combe Sa­man­tha Wood’s shot from the Track­rod Rally More ac­tion from the Track­rod, by Gra­ham Lo­max

Gra­ham Lo­max also went to the Dalby stage at the end of the Track­rod Rally His­toric Cup Alex Ire­land caught this drama from Knock­hill

Greg Tomkins’s pic­ture from the Cas­tle Combe Ral­ly­day Joe Atkins took this great photo of Bill Bourne and daugh­ter Hat­tie at an au­totest

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