Hamilton to start from back of grid
|By Pablo Elizalde||Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 18:00 GMT|
Lewis Hamilton will start from the back of the grid at the Monaco Grand Prix after a penalty for changing his car's gearbox.
The Briton wrecked his chances of fighting for victory in Monaco after crashing his McLaren in the first qualifying segment.
Hamilton qualified in 16th position, but his McLaren team has decided to change his car's gearbox ahead of the race, meaning the world champion will get a 10-place grid penalty that will send him to the back of the grid.
"We have collectively decided that we have to change the gearbox, because of damage. So he will be starting from the back," said team boss Martin Whitmarsh.