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Magnussen to start from pit lane after chassis change

Kevin Magnussen will start Sunday’s race in Hungary from the pit lane after McLaren found that the damage sustained in his qualifying crash was severe enough to necessitate a change of chassis and gearbox.The Danish rookie went into the Turn 1 barriers at speed during Q3 after being caught out by a sudden downpour, badly damaging the left-hand side of his MP4-29. Magnussen was classified in tenth place after qualifying, despite failing to set a Q3 time. However, the sporting regulations stipulate that a change of chassis requires the driver to start from the pit lane.“Starting from the pit lane will make life more difficult,” Magnussen commented, “but I’m...
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