HOCKENHEIM – Sebastian Vettel will start his home German Grand Prix at the back of the grid after Ferrari suffered turbo problems in qualifying on Saturday.
Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc added to the Italian team's woes when he was sidelined in the final shootout for pole position, stepping out of his car without setting a timed lap.
Ferrari said Vettel, a four-times Formula One world champion, had suffered a problem with the air flow to the car's turbo.
Vettel, who started last year's race on pole position but crashed out while leading, has not won since the Belgian Grand Prix last August.
The German reported a loss of power on the radio shortly after he left the pits for his first run during the opening phase of qualifying.