user icon

Hamilton expected to start from the pit lane

  • Published on 12 Nov 2017 11:03
  • comments 2
  • By: Sam Gale

New world champion Lewis Hamilton is expected to start from the pit lane for tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix. It will be the first time that the Briton has started from the pit lane since the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix, but he has reason to be optimistic as he managed to salvage a podium finish from that race at a circuit notorious for its lack of overtaking opportunities.

A rare driver error on Hamilton's first lap in qualifying saw him crash into the barriers, causing a red flag to be thrown and guaranteeing he would start from the back of the grid, presuming he would be given permission by the stewards after not setting a lap. However the damage sustained in the crash meant that the car has had to be taken out of parc ferme conditions, necessitating a pit lane start.

This will mean he will not be able to have the usual opportunities to gain places on the first lap of the race, and for a second consecutive race he will be carving his way through from the back of the pack. "I think I'm starting from the pit lane so it's not the most exciting, but we can only go forwards from there," he said on Saturday night "I think they are making some changes I'll give it everything I've got."

 

Sam Gale

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • Should be exciting to see his comeback

    • + 0
    • Nov 12 2017 - 12:07
  • He'll be fine. He has a Mercedes. Im sure he'll finish at least P8.

    • + 0
    • Nov 12 2017 - 12:57

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 2,386
  • Podiums 99
  • Grand Prix 122
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (36)
  • Place of b. Tewin, United Kingdom
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
21 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
25 - Jun 27
France
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
21 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
25 - Jun 27
France Paul Ricard
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar