Its just not the best season for Hamilton this year. He is either unlucky, or had some momentary brain-fart moment, some careless / amatuar mistake that he shouldn't make.
This time in Japan hardly you can blame him, a puncture put him in the backfoot and stuck around Massa. If he had a clean run and no puncture, we could possibly see a Mclaren 1-2 and a four-way fight to the end.
Just like Red Bull this time had a conservative strategy, and horrible put Vettel behind some midfield cars when he just out of the pit. That set him back a few seconds a lap.
But I was laughing so hard when Hamilton and Massa came together again....
This is turning into a comedy and Massa is the one who was fuming all the time...I feel sooner or later the team will replace him with a younger and hungrier driver, and willing to learn from Alonso (if Alonso hasn't destroy the rookie yet) and be a #2, which benefit the team for constructors championship.