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Fuel sample penalty sends Webber to the back of the grid 13 Apr 2013

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9 stopped on track in Q2.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying, Shanghai, China, Saturday, 13 April 2013 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9 stopped on track in Q2.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying, Shanghai, China, Saturday, 13 April 2013

Red Bull's Mark Webber will start Sunday's 2013 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai from the back of the grid after the stewards found that he did not have enough fuel in his car for the mandatory one-litre post-qualifying sample.

The news compounds a miserable day for the Australian driver in which he had initially qualified in 14th place after being told over the radio to park his car midway through Q2.

Red Bull later confirmed that the stoppage was caused by a refuelling problem that led to 3kg of fuel not being delivered to Webber's RB9.

"The fuel bowser has been immediately quarantined for further investigation," said team principal Christian Horner, after stewards found just 150ml of fuel in Webber's car.

A similar problem forced Webber's team mate Sebastian Vettel to start the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid.

Under the regulations, any car that stops on the track during qualifying must have enough fuel left for the mandatory one-litre minimum sample, plus an additional amount proportional to the amount of fuel that would have been used in returning to the pits.

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