Lance Stroll is set to start Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix from the pit lane after Williams opted to change a number of parts on his FW41 Formula 1 car to a different specification following qualifying.

Stroll qualified 15th on Saturday at the Hungaroring, but failed to record a time in Q2 after spinning off in the second sector and crashing into the wall, damaging the front of his car in the process.

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The front wing and nose assembly on Stroll's car had to be replaced, but as Williams reverted to a different specification, the Canadian will be required to start the race from the pit lane. Stroll's car also underwent suspension setup changes, as confirmed by FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer in his pre-race update.

"The front wing/nose assembly has been replaced with the approval of the FIA technical delegate following a written request from the team concerned, this being in accordance with Article 34.2 of the 2018 Formula One Sporting Regulations," Bauer wrote.

"But as the front wing / nose assembly is different from the one originally used and also changes have been made to the set-up of the suspension, car number 18 should now be required to start from the pit lane according to Article 34.6 of the 2018 Formula One Sporting Regulations. I am referring this matter to the stewards for their consideration."

The stewards will confirm a penalty ahead of the race, with Stroll's move to the pit lane lifting Stoffel Vandoorne, Charles Leclerc, Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez and Sergey Sirotkin one place each on the starting grid.



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