LEWIS HAMILTON WILL START THE RACE FROM THE PITLANE

The Mercedes pilot had crashed off the track in the Ferrandra Corner during the first minutes of the first session of today's sequences. As a result of this accident, Hamilton finished the ranks last.

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The British driver will start the race from the pit area as Mercedes has moved Hamilton's vehicle out of the parc ferme.

Mercedes "Lewis will start racing in the pit area as we will have to overtake the closed park rules and wear parts with different features in order."

"There will also be a new power unit among these changes because it will not have an extra penalty on those terms." said.

Mercedes has yet to explain exactly which parts will change.

Hamilton, who faced the press after the accident, said, "The accident was a surprise, the car was sitting a little too far, if you look at the images again, you will see the car sitting along the bend."

"When this happens, the floor is reset and usually the cars and tires are cold.