Pastor Maldonado has been excluded from qualifying for the British Grand Prix for have an "insufficient amount of fuel to provide a fuel sample".

Towards the end of Q2, Maldonado said on the radio that he had no power and Lotus confirmed it was a fuel system issue which would require him to stop the car. Maldonado parked his Lotus on the outside of the track on the exit of Woodcote, but once it was returned to the pit lane the FIA found it could not take a fuel sample from the E22.

As a result, Maldonado has been excluded from the qualifying results and but is not forced to start from the pit lane.

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"There was an insufficient amount of fuel to provide a 1.0 ltr fuel sample and therefore this is in breach of Article 6.6.2 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations," the stewards' decision read.

"The competitor is, however, allowed to start the race from the back of the grid in front of any cars that failed to set a time within 107% of the fastest time in Q1."

With neither Caterham setting a time within 107% of Nico Rosberg during the first part of qualifying, Maldonado can start the race from 20th on the grid.