Red Bull opts for pitlane start for Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the pitlane following his penalty for a fuel infringement.

The Red Bull driver qualified in third position but was sent to the back of the grid as his car did not have sufficient fuel on board for the mandatory one-litre sample that is taken out for analysis.

Vettel was ordered to stop on track right after qualifying due to what Red Bull said was a fuel system issue.

Red Bull's decision to start from the pitlane means it will be able to make some changes to Vettel's car's set-up ahead of the race.

"One of the best ski jumpers of all times once said 'Every chance is an opportunity and as far as we are concerned there are still plenty of chances tomorrow'," said Vettel after finding out about the penalty.

Championship rival Fernando Alonso, 13 points behind in the standings, will start from sixth.

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