Championship leader Sebastian Vettel stopped his car under the Yas Hotel crossover after his Q3 flying lap. Race stewards asked that representatives from both companies explain what happened. Red Bull and engine supplier Renault not any comment about the Vettel stoppage.
Sebastian Vettel also trouble in final practice session following break problem, Red Bull mechanics fix this issue and he take part of final practice in final few minutes. The video footage shows that his qualifying run was clear and done without any major trouble. Tomorrow he will start from third on the grid (still the matter under investigation).
After the three hours of the qualifying Q3, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner confirmed to BBC Sport’s Gary Anderson that the problem is ‘fuel-related’. It will could be demoted him to the back on the grid for tomorrow race.(waiting for official confirmation)
FIA’s Article 6.6.2 of the technical regulations states: “Competitors must ensure that a one litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the event.
“Except in cases of force majeure (accepted as such by the stewards of the meeting), if a sample of fuel is required after a practice session the car concerned must have first been driven back to the pits under its own power.” Autosport reported.
McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has been excluded from qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix after stopping his car out on the track at the end of qualifying. Hamilton qualified on pole but he was start from the back of the grid. FIA declared that they are not putting enough fuel in the car was “force majeure”.