Mark Webber will start the Chinese Grand Prix following the pit lane after Red Bull made extensive changes to his car’s set-up.
It comes after Webber was went to the back of the grid for running out of fuel on track during qualifying.
Changes were made to the gearbox, gear ratios and rear suspension which means the car must now start from the pits as per article 34.5 of the Sporting Regulations. Among the other elements changed on Webber’s RB9 were his rear wing and clutch.
The aim of the alterations will most likely be to improve the car’s straight-line speed and increase Webber’s potential to overtake as he fights his way through the field.
The team made similar changes to Sebastian Vettel’s car in Abu Dhabi last year when he was also sent to the back of the grid following a refuelling error in qualifying.
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