Pierre Gasly expects to start the Italian Grand Prix from the pit lane following his crash in sprint qualifying.

After yet another strong qualifying session, the Frenchman started the sprint in P6 and made an excellent launch to briefly climb up to P5 ahead of slow-starting Lewis Hamilton.

That was as good as things got for him though as he damaged his front wing hitting the back of Daniel Ricciardo and crashed out soon afterwards.

Gasly said he knew he had sustained damage but was not sure how serious it was.

“I felt the contact with Daniel and straight after that I went on the radio to ask the team ‘let me know if there’s something’, and literally two seconds after that the front wing went under the car and I went straight into the wall,” he told reporters after the session.

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