Stewards have allowed Narain Karthikeyan to race at tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix despite failing to set a lap time within 107% of Hamilton's Q1 lap.
The Indian lapped his HRT in 1m31.122s, 8.5 seconds slower than Hamilton after suffering from mechanical problems.
However, Stewards decided to allow him to race after taking his FP3 lap times in consideration."We were going to go on the second set of tyres but we discovered some problems and due to safety concerns, not only for myself but the others, we decided that the best thing was to not go back out," explained Karthikeyan, who failed to set a time on Friday.
"It seems like my bad luck continues to follow me this weekend and, although I'm disappointed about that, there's nothing else I can do but keep giving it my best shot."