People love conspiracy theories. So said Neil Armstrong, a man who found himself on the receiving end of one or two.
That desire to unlock hidden forces that shape events, to find a secret explanation for happenings that don't fit in with your world view, is commonplace in Formula 1 too.
Sunday night at Suzuka was no different. The very second that Mark Webber expressed "surprise" post-race at having been switched onto a three-stop strategy - which had helped the two-stopping Sebastian Vettel secure victory - the conspiracy talk was floating around again.