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WS: Danielsson finally confirmed as champion.

Comtec Racing's Alx Danielsson has finally been awarded the 2006 World Series by Renault drivers' title some three months after the championship finished unresolved, after Draco Multiracing's appeal against a disqualification was upheld.

In a season shrouded by controversy and confusion with regards to several appeals that saw results taken away and reinstated, it was the argument over Pastor Maldonado's disqualification from a race win at Misano that prove the most pivotal, the 15 points he would regain being enough to earn him the drivers' title over Danielsson.

Nonetheless, despite two weeks of deliberation on the race that occurred back in July, the Italian National Court of Appeal confirmed Maldonado's disqualification, for a technical non-compliance, will stand, therefore confirming the Swede as the long awaited champion.

As a result the final standings see Danielsson take the title with 112 points, Borja Garcia second (107), Maldonado third (102) and Andy Soucek fourth (99).

Elsewhere though, the court overturned a penalty of 25 seconds on Ben Hanley for the second race at Misano, the Brit being dropped from first to sixth on that occasion. As a result, Hanley has been reinstated to the top spot, therefore earning a first World Series win for both himself and Cram Competition.

His championship position has improved to eighth place ahead of Eric Salignon as a result and denies Sebastian Vettel the status of a double victory on his debut at Misano for Carlin.


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Alx Danielsson - Comtec Racing [pic credit: Renault Sport media]
Pastor Maldonado - Draco Multiracing USA [pic credit: Renault Sport media]
Ben Hanley - Cram Competition [pic credit: Renault Sport media]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The car of Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) is retrieved after a first lap accident at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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