Lucas di Grassi will not take part at the Japanese Grand Prix after crashing out heavily during his warm-up lap ahead of the race.
The Brazilian, who had outqualified teammate Timo Glock for the second time this season, lost control of his car on his first lap on the way to grid at the 130R corner. The Virgin car went off track as di Grassi ran wide onto the artificial grass, crashing heavily against the barriers.
Although the rookie was able to walk away from the crash, he will be unable to take the start of the race, as his car was destroyed.
The team said it was looking into the cause of the accident.