Hamilton's car catches fire in Q1 - video

Lewis Hamilton will have to start from the rear of the grid for the second consecutive week.

Troubles continue to plague championship hopeful Lewis Hamilton. He's won four times at the Hungaroring but will have to pass the entire field if he plans to win for the third time in as many years this weekend.

After the wreck, Hamilton told NBC Sports "Something happened to the brakes....then the engine died."

After a fire ignited at the rear of the car, he was forced to pull off the track and stop on the pit lane. Rosberg's lead has grown to 14 points over his British teammate after his dramas at Hockenheim and with this failure in qualifying, we can expect that advantage to grow once again here in Budapest.

Even with his helmet on, you could just see how gutted he was to have another qualifying session tarnished due to mechanical issues. At the German Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was able to claim a podium after starting from 20th position. The only problem was, Nico Rosberg won the race.

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Series Formula 1
Event Hungarian GP
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Hungaroring
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg
Article type Breaking news