Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Pitlane start for Hamilton

Saturday 26th July 2014

Share:

Pitlane start for Hamilton

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.

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

Lights, Camera, Qualifying...

Editor's Picks

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about new boss Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...