Hamilton Starts 20th in MonacoMay 24th, 2009
Lewis Hamilton didn’t have the best of qualifyings for the Monaco grand prix by hitting the barrier with his left rear wheel in Qualifying 1, breaking the suspension. At least he did have a good timed lap in before which would nearly have gotten him through to Q2 (but he wouldn’t have been allowed to re-join in Q2 though).
This is very unfortunate as Lewis was doing very well in practice and looked to qualify in the top few positions. This could potentially have been the McLaren comeback by getting a podium. The new rear wing also seemed to help. The slight gap in the middle of the rear wing can be seem in the above image.
Hamilton was going to start from 16th position but is has been announced that the gearbox had to be changed due to the accident and therfore Lewis will start from the back of the grid in 20th position.
I’d suspect that he’ll go for a 1 stop strategy as overtaking is nearly impossible in Monaco. Who knows, as anything can happen in the race.
Good luck Lewis!
Monaco Startig Grid:
1. BUTTON Brawn 2. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 3. BARRICHELLO Brawn 4. VETTEL Red Bull 5. MASSA Ferrari 6. ROSBERG Williams 7. KOVALAINEN McLaren 8. WEBBER Red Bull 9. ALONSO Renault 10. NAKAJIMA Williams 11. BUEMI Toro Rosso 12. PIQUET Renault 13. FISICHELLA Force India 14. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 15. SUTIL Force India 16. HEIDFELD BMW 17. KUBICA BMW 18. TRULLI Toyota 19. GLOCK Toyota 20. HAMILTON McLaren