- Hungarian GP - Qualifying
Hamilton and Magnussen to start from pits
Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen will start from the pit lane at the Hungarian Grand Prix after both had to replace their chassis following qualifying.
Hamilton's car caught fire due to a fuel leak before he had the chance to complete a flying lap and the charred remains were too damaged to race on Sunday. The team confirmed it would be changing the chassis, engine and gearbox overnight, meaning Hamilton will have to start from the pit lane.
New chassis, engine and gearbox for @LewisHamilton ahead of tomorrow's Grand Prix after today's fire— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 26, 2014
McLaren has also confirmed Kevin Magnussen will start from the pit lane after his accident at the first corner caused irreparable damage to his car's chassis. Magnussen said the sudden rain shower at the start of Q3 caused the crash.
"It was completely dry at the last corner until the straight, so I braked a little bit early - like 20 metres - and it was just wet. I locked up and didn't stop really. Unfortunate."