This is not a 'knock Lewis Hamilton' column, it is based on the facts as I see them.
What a difference a week makes. The Mercedes conspiracy theory is a thing of the past, with Hamilton's major problem (on track) at Suzuka being that he dropped from second to eighth even before the first corner.
Now that could have been seen either way: perhaps Mercedes really was out to screw him from the off this time and somehow interfered with his start, or maybe he threw it all away on his own. I'm pretty sure it was the latter, as Hamilton even felt he had to apologise to the team while trying to recover from what was probably the worst start of the season.