Hülkenberg gets new chassis for Malaysia
18 March 2013 – Sauber's Nico Hülkenberg will contest the Malaysian Grand Prix with a new chassis, with the team opting to send his C32 back to Hinwil for a 'thorough examination' after he failed to make the start in Australia due to a late fuel system problem.
The German, who admits he was 'bitterly disappointed' by the technical issue, leaves Melbourne having failed to complete a racing lap at the venue from three attempts.
"Obviously, Melbourne is not a good place for me. It was my third Grand Prix here and the third time that I leave this place empty handed. The only good thing is that the next race takes place next weekend."
Hülkenberg's team-mate, Esteban Gutiérrez, finished his maiden Grand Prix in 13th place, having started from 17th after a crash in the opening stage of qualifying.