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Hulkenberg out of Oz Grand Prix

2013-03-17 08:04

Nico Hulkenberg will not take part in the 2013 Australian Grand Prix after suffering a mechanical failure, reports Sauber.

Sauber driver Nico Hulkenberg will not take part in the Australian Grand Prix after suffering a mechanical failure, the team said on Sunday.

"There is a problem with the fuel system ... for safety reasons we will not start his car," the team said in post on their Twitter account. German Hulkenberg was to line up 11th on the grid.

The race starts at 8:00am SA local time