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Webber to start Chinese Grand Prix from back of the grid

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Mark Webber will start Chinese Grand Prix from back of the grid as his team could not give enough fuel for the mandatory FIA sample after qualifying.

During the qualifying Mark Webber is parking his RB9 on the side of the track. Red Bull sent the message to Aussie he has run out of fuel, again bad news for Red Bull.

“It was a lack of fuel pressure so I couldn’t get back, so we stopped the car and qualifying was over before it started really,” he said.

A statement from the Shanghai race stewards: “The team admitted it had not put sufficient fuel in the car. As specified in the technical delegate’s report (Document 21), only 150ml of fuel was on board which was insufficient to provide the one-litre sample and drive the car back to the pits under its own power.”

Technical regulations – Article 6.6.2 of the states: “Competitors must ensure that a one litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the Event.

“After a practice session, if a car has not been driven back to the pits under its own power, it will be required to supply the above mentioned sample plus the amount of fuel that would have been consumed to drive back to the pits. The additional amount of fuel will be determined by the FIA.”

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