Lewis Hamilton moves to P15, but is considering pit lane start

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Due to Haas’ Mick Schumacher missing the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will start the race from P15.

Haas has announced Mick Schumacher will not participate in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after his huge Qualifying crash. This means that Lewis Hamilton moves from from his original P16 to P15 on the starting grid.

However, the Briton admits the team might work on his car’s setup ahead of the race, which means he would have to start from the pit lane.

“It’s not going to be one of the hardest races ever, it’s just going to be a so-so race,” Lewis explained after Qualifying.

“It’s probably not going to be that great. Maybe I’ll start from the pit lane and change the car again to make sure it doesn’t handle the way it just did.”

He also further elaborated the difficulties he faced with the car.

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“For sure, there is something wrong. I don’t know what it is so I can’t comment on it really. I had no rear end.

“I don’t know what George did set up-wise. The car was feeling good in P3 and I made a couple of adjustments but I had no rear end. The rear was just so loose.”

Asked if he could still score points in the race, he said:

“Yeah. So much can happen but I just apologise to my team.

“Everyone works so hard and when you don’t deliver for them it’s gutting,” concluded Hamilton.

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