Lewis Hamilton refused to answer questions from journalists at his press briefing following qualifying for the Japanese GP. Hamilton said he was reacting to coverage of his use of Snapchat during Thursdays press conference.The other day was a super light-hearted thing and if I was disrespectful to any of you guys, or if you felt I was disrespectful, it was honestly not the intention. It was just a little bit of fun, Hamilton said in a calm, but short, address to the assembled media. But what was more disrespectful was what was then written worldwide. Unfortunately, there are some people here [and] its not them thats done it and unfortunately the decision I will take affects those who have been super supportive. Thats why Im saying its with the utmost respect.I dont really plan on sitting here many more times for these kind of things. My apologies, and I hope you guys enjoy the rest of the weekend. The Formula 1 Gossip column The latest rumour and speculation from the F1 paddock It remains to be seen how Hamiltons refusal is depicted by the snubbed media corps.You might read about Lewis Hamilton storming out of a Merc press briefing just now. He didnt, tweeted Sky F1s Ted Kravitz. He simply said that the reaction to Thurs press conf had disappointed him and he wasnt going to answer questions. LH wished everyone a good rest of weekend and left. Totally his prerogative. A classic bit of F1 off-track tension.Appearing distracted and uninterested, Hamilton was widely criticised by sections of the media for failing to engage during Thursdays conference, preferring instead to film his fellow drivers on Snapchat.One newspaper described Hamilton as a Snap-prat and claimed the bored Brit took a swipe at F1, while another claimed the world champion had moaned on the mobile application.Media snap back at Hamilton over distracted press conferenceLater that evening, Hamilton posted on Twitter: Today was meant to be fun, not at all disrespectful. Some people take themselves too seriously. I had a blast, highlight of my day!Re press conference, its been the same for 10 years. Its not the media or mediator, its the format. Fans should be asking the questions!! Lewis Hamilton explains to Sky F1 why he was happy to qualify in second place for the Japanese GP Hamilton has qualified in second place for Sundays Japanese GP, live on Sky Sports F1 from 6am, the position from which he started for both of his Suzuka victories in 2014 and 2015.Speaking immediately after the session, Hamilton said: History has shown you dont have to be on pole to get the win and Im happy with qualifying. Its been a weekend a lot of work, getting the set-up right, some big changes went into qualifying.Considering that, to be that close, I was really happy with it. I did as well as I could I think. Nico did a great job and he has done all weekend. Also See: WATCH: Nico and Lewis so close Whens the Japanese GP on Sky? Lewis wants repeat of history The Formula 1 Gossip Column Jeff McKnight Jersey . 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I thought Mike Reilly played his best football in the fourth quarter and Adarius Bowman is having his best year in his CFL career. But the two guys that are on their way to making the transition from noticed once in a while to noticed all the time are Kendial Lawrence and Tyler Thomas. Both are running backs and both are 59 and 195lbs. When John White went down with injury, Lawrence recognized the opportunity and performed. It is so true in pro football that staying healthy is so critical to success. Not only when you are healthy you are active and contributing to winning but you also keep the guy behind you a€?an unknowna€? talent. The more the guy behind you is unknown the better because everyone now knows about Lawrence. As for Thomas, he is a part-time running back and a very good kickoff returner. Thomas is going to take a kick and return it for a touchdown before this season is over. Too much confidence, too much explosive speed, and too much ability to break tackles not to capitalize on at some point this season. The Eskimos have an interesting game this week in Hamilton because due to the absence of Darian Durant in Saskatchewan it is Edmonton that has a great shot at finishing second in the West when all is said and done in early November. In Calgary I dont know the bigger story. How well the Argos played in the first half of their 40-33 loss or the fact they gave up a 29-point lead to lose in the second half. Or maybe it is Calgary and their ability to come back and win.dddddddddddd. I guarantee you the celebration in the locker room after the game and winning the way they did was like a playoff game victory or winning a division at the end of the season. To be able to maintain concentration, faith and effort down by so many points says a lot about not just ability, but resolve and character too. It is true that people rise or fall during adversity and when you rise, it says a lot about what is inside you as a player because what is inside is eventually expressed on the outside for all to see. That was a great game to watch and an even better one to be a part of. With Toronto, they can play winning football, they just dont know it and therefore must prove it for four quarters. In BC Place the Lions moved two points ahead of Winnipeg and have played one less game. The Bombers are on a slide; losing five in a row is tough to deal with but losing Drew Willy is tougher. This is their bye week so the ability to regroup and re-evaluate is an asset in the moment. Still no doubt this is a make or break scenario coming up for Winnipeg. Out of their six remaining games, four are in the West so they control their playoff destiny, but do they have a quarterback presently on the roster to get them there? Finally, I was really impressed by Hamilton. Yes, they played the Roughriders at the right time with Durant out and Tino Sunseri in. Orlondo Steinauer had a good defensive game plan for a quarterback starting his first game and his plan changed the game. Still it was the best I have seen the Ticats play in a long time and Zach Collaros gave every indication all is going to be ok. Taylor Reed, number 44 out of SMU, looked really good at middle linebacker. First year player and maybe the Ticats have found a long term player at that critical position. With the Riders, the two weeks left in September will be a challenge. Good news is offensive coordinator George Cortez will teach Sunseri all he needs to know. Bad news is there is no guarantee that what is taught will be seen next week at home against Ottawa, or the week after in Edmonton. Amazing how all can chang in one week to the next. ' ' '