Romain Grosjean single-handedly gave the Japanese Grand Prix race some tension by getting his Lotus ahead of the faster Red Bulls at the start and proceeding to drive a near-perfect race.
But Grosjean was always the prey. What wasn't clear was whether the hunter was Sebastian Vettel, on his two-stop strategy, or Mark Webber on his three. The two alternatives were closely enough matched that circumstances could have swung it either way - and, in combination with the Vettel victory that played out, that was enough to trigger the conspiracy theories.
Did Red Bull really sacrifice Webber in his last ever grand prix at Suzuka to the favoured team golden boy, the man on the verge of a fourth consecutive title? The prosecution and the defence each have convincing cases.
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