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Hamilton set to avoid pit-lane start after FP3 crash

Lewis Hamilton is set to avoid starting the Belgian Grand Prix from the pit lane despite a heavy crash during the final practice session at Spa. Hamilton lost all control of his Mercedes W10 at Turn 12 in FP3 and it resulted in a hefty shunt into the barrier. The World Championship leader had his race engine and gearbox fitted in for the session, whilst there were also fears that a new chassis may have been needed due to the damage sustained. That would have a pit-lane start for Hamilton, but the first indication from Mercedes is that Hamilton should be ready to head out again in qualifying and with no penalties incurred. Mercedes said in a short statement: 'We will be replacing both front...
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