Spain

Last Race: 10th May Spain

Spain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Sebastian Vettel
Monaco

Next Race: 24th May Monaco

Grid start for Hamilton

2014-07-20 11:52:00

 RSS

Share:

Grid start for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's German GP from the grid but five places back from where he qualified...

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's German GP from the grid but five places back from where he qualified.


The Mercedes driver crashed out of Saturday's qualifying at the Hockenheimring when his right-front brake disc failed putting him to the barriers with an impact of 30Gs.

Adding to his woes, Mercedes then announced that Hamilton needed a new gearbox meaning an automatic five-place grid penalty.

The team tweeted on Sunday morning: "We can confirm @LewisHamilton's gearbox will be changed for the race owing to accident damage incurred yesterday. 5 place penalty.

"The guys are working on the car now to repair everything for the race. It's going to be a busy morning!"

However, as the team also switched Hamilton to a different brand of brake - Carbon Industrie - there was some debate over whether he would actually have to start from the pits.

Mercedes met with the FIA and after much debate it was ruled that Hamilton could start from the grid.

That decision was based on the sporting regulations that states a team is allowed to change a part that is "similar in mass, inertia and function to the original" without penalty.

Rob Smedley and Valtteri Bottas have a laugh before practice

Editor's Picks

Merc's Spanish GP Updates

Merc's Spanish GP Updates

As the rest of the field look to close the gap, Mercedes introduced a few new parts to the W06 themselves in Spain...

Good Race, Bad Race: Spain

Good Race, Bad Race: Spain

Some had it better than others in Spain...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

The F1 Strategy Group's latest vision for the sport falls well short of the existential threat to F1: sustainability...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...