Lance Stroll's Hungarian GP qualifying crash costs new front wing

Lance Stroll's crash in Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying has cost him the use of Williams's upgraded front wing

Lance Stroll's Hungarian GP qualifying crash costs new front wing

The Canadian made it into Q2 in the wet but lost the rear of the car after running wide onto the exit kerb of Turn 9, spinning back across the track and hitting the barrier nose-first.

That broke the front wing, which Williams introduced at the German Grand Prix, and the team does not have a spare for either driver.

The new wing was not introduced to bring more downforce to the car, but to instead give the drivers a more balanced feeling from the unpredictable FW41.

Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe dismissed a suggestion it could remove Sergey Sirotkin's upgraded wing for Stroll to use in the race.

Because the older-specification front wing being fitted to Stroll's car is substantially different to the new version and Stroll will start from the pitlane after breaking parc ferme.

Stroll said he was caught out by the ever-worsening conditions during Q2 when he went off.

"I was on a pretty good lap until then and I was on a part of the circuit where it was raining and got caught out," said Stroll.

"I went on the kerb a little bit and the rear got around on me.

"I made contact with the inside wall, it was just one of those things.

"Someone was going to get caught out, it can happen."

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