Fernando Alonso has been disqualified from the British GP F3000 support race, after his car failed post-qualifying scrutineering.

The Spaniard has taken sixth place on the provisional grid after the two wet practice sessions on Friday, but his Astromega-run car was found to contravene article 2.4 of the F3000 regulations in the mandatory post-session check.

The top engine mounting studs on his Lola were deemed to be 0.0065 inches above the manufacturing tolerance and, despite being a standard part, were enough to cost Alonso his place in the event.

Astromega has announced its intention to appeal, and Alonso will race pending the outcome.

 

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