Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2011

Buemi sent to the back of the grid

2011 German Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2011
Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2011

Sebastien Buemi will start the German Grand Prix from the back of the grid after his car failed a technical check.

His Toro Rosso fell foul of article 19.8.3 of the technical regulations, which governs the testing of fuel samples.

A statement released by the team said: “During Friday?s FP1, Buemi?s car had a fuel pressure problem, which then got worse at the start of FP2 which is why he did not do a timed lap in that session.

“After FP2 the entire fuel system on his car was changed. When the fuel sample was taken from his car after qualifying, it did not match the one provided to the FIA prior to the start of the season.

“The team believes that some part of the new fuel system contained a chemical that contaminated the fuel and caused the non-conformity.”

Buemi had originally qualified 16th. See here for the revised grid: 2011 German Grand Prix grid

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