Belgium

Last Race: 23rd August Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Romain Grosjean
Italy

Next Race: 06th September Italy

Pitlane start for Hamilton

2014-07-26 17:14:00

 RSS

Share:

Pitlane start for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Hungarian GP from the pitlane as Mercedes will need to rebuild his chassis following qualifying...

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Hungarian GP from the pitlane as Mercedes will need to rebuild his chassis following qualifying.


The 29-year-old endured yet more bad luck, although he believes it "beyond bad luck - it's something else", on Saturday as his W05 caught fire before he could even set a time during Q1.

Hamilton admitted that his car would need a new engine and gearbox, which would normally result in a drop down the grid, but Mercedes will start him from the pitlane.

Just a few hours after qualifying, the Merc mechanics were wheeling a new chassis into the pits while technical chief Paddy Lowe believes they got to the bottom of the problem.

"We are still stripping the car to understand the cause of the fuel leak but the symptom was a loss of high pressure fuel to the direct injection system of the internal combustion engine," he told Sky Sports F1.

"This fuel leak then caused a major conflagration which is likely to have written off most of the car."

Related Links
Rosberg On Pole, Hamilton On Fire
Saturday's Gallery From Hungary

The sun shines down on the driver parade

Editor's Picks

Top Ten Ferrari Drivers

Top Ten Ferrari Drivers

Sebastian Vettel wants to book his place amongst the great drivers who have raced for Ferrari. But just who is the greatest...

Conclusions From Belgian GP

Conclusions From Belgian GP

Seb's tyre tirade, the 'nut job' cracks it, Paul Hembery's uncanny resemblance to David Brent and more...

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...

Good Race, Bad Race: Belgium

Good Race, Bad Race: Belgium

Romain Grosjean comes full circle, Pirelli's image suffers a blow-out and more in Good Race, Bad Race...

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...