Ferrari has confirmed that the FIA was able to extract the mandatory one litre of fuel required for post-race checks from Fernando Alonso's car after the race.
Alonso was told to stop by the team on the slowing down lap because he was low on fuel and, if the minimum amount required could not be extracted, then he could have risked disqualification from the event. However, after his Ferrari was returned to the pits, Ferrari said that it passed FIA checks, and there was no issue either from the governing body about him not being able to complete the slowing-down lap.
Team principal Stefano Domenicali said: "They did the fuel sample as after the race there had to be one litre of fuel. It is all done. So nothing has happened. It was just a precaution."
Domenicali refused to elaborate on the reasons as to why Alonso did not have enough fuel to complete the slowing down lap.
The FIA also stated that Mark Webber would not face any sanctions for stopping on the return to the pits to pick Alonso up, even though it could have been viewed as a breach of the rule requiring cars to proceed directly to parc ferme.