Webber not giving up on points finish
13 April 2013 – Red Bull driver Mark Webber is refusing to give up on his chances of adding points to his championship tally in tomorrow afternoon's Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai, despite being forced to start from the back of the grid for a fuel sample infringement.
Having ground to a halt in the second qualifying phase, Webber tumbled down the order to 14th, but a post-session investigation confirmed that his car held 850 ml of fuel under the required limit for sampling, thus leading to his exclusion from results.
"It’s very disappointing," Webber admitted after his early exit. "Q1 went okay; I was comfortable with the car and we had a good plan for the rest of the session. In Q2 we lost fuel pressure so I had to turn the car off and couldn’t get it back to the pits.
"I had to stop on the circuit, so qualifying was over before it started really. We need a bit of luck now; it's not the optimum starting position, but we still have to try to get something from there."
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed that Webber's stoppage was caused by a faulty bowser, which failed to deliver 3kg of fuel ahead of his first Q2 run.