Fuel Issue Means Mark Webber Will Start Last At Chinese Grand Prix

Hey, it's Mark Webber. You may remember him from such disappointments as the time his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel passed him to win last month's Malaysian Grand Prix despite orders to the contrary, or the time Vettel said he'd probably do that again. Webber is already off to another rough start this weekend at the Chinese Gran Prix, as he will start at the back of the grid tomorrow.

During the second round of qualifying Webber's car failed to return to the pits due to a fuel shortage. According to NBC Sports Network, Webber had already qualified at 14th place, but an FIA ruling means he will start at the back. They decided that his car did not have enough fuel to provide a sample as required by officials.

The team took the hit for this on Twitter, saying that a fuel bowser problem led an incorrect amount of fuel to be delivered to Webber's car. Webber himself understandably called the development "disappointing."

So now he'll start from the back of the pack, which sucks, but it's not unprecedented. Vettel had the same issue during qualifying at last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but he came back from that to take third place.

We'll see if Webber can catch up, but it's kind of hard not to feel a little bad for the guy lately. Ever feel like the world is out to get you? I'm sure he does.

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