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Pit-lane start for Webber in China 14 Apr 2013

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

Red Bull have decided to start Mark Webber from the pit lane for Sunday’s 2013 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. It follows Webber’s demotion to the back of the grid for a fuel rule infringement in qualifying.

A refuelling problem meant the Australian was forced to stop on track in Q2. Stewards then deleted his qualifying time - good for 14th on the grid - after they were unable to extract the obligatory one-litre fuel sample from his car following the session.

Faced with a charge through the field, Red Bull then opted to remove Webber’s RB9 from parc ferme - thus obliging him to start from the pit lane - in order to change its gearbox and revise its set-up to give him more straight-line speed and a better chance of overtaking rivals in the race.

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