Dillmann loses front-row grid spot

Tom Dillmann has lost his front row grid slot for the first Formula 3 Euro Series race of the weekend at Hockenheim after his car failed scrutineering after qualifying

Dillmann loses front-row grid spot

The HBR Motorsport driver produced one of the shocks of the season to qualify second on the grid behind Jules Bianchi on Friday evening, but he has been dropped to the back of the grid after the stewards deemed that his car did not conform with the technical regulations.

Penalties were handed out to nine other drivers as well, although unlike Dillmann the offenders have only had certain laps taken away from them.

Officials have yet to clarify the reasons for these additional penalties, which have changed the grid considerably in the middle of the pack.

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap 1. Jules Bianchi ART D/M 1m48.890s 2. Valtteri Bottas ART D/M 1m49.619s + 0.729s 3. Roberto Merhi Manor D/M 1m49.974s + 1.084s 4. Victor Garcia Prema D/V 1m50.038s + 1.148s 5. Marco Wittmann Mucke D/M 1m50.310s + 1.420s 6. Jean Karl Vernay Signature D/V 1m50.351s + 1.461s 7. Mika Maki Signature D/V 1m50.423s + 1.533s 8. Renger van der Zande Motopark D/M 1m51.103s + 2.213s 9. Alexander Sims Mucke D/M 1m51.143s + 2.253s 10. Edoardo Mortara Kolles & Heinz D/V 1m51.159s + 2.269s 11. Henkie Waldschmidt SG D/M 1m51.626s + 2.736s 12. Christopher Zanella Motopark D/M 1m51.684s + 2.794s 13. Nico Monien Mucke D/M 1m51.738s + 2.848s 14. Jake Rosenzweig Carlin D/V 1m51.886s + 2.996s 15. Tiago Geronimi Signature D/V 1m52.241s + 3.351s 16. Mirko Bortolotti Carlin D/V 1m52.327s + 3.437s 17. Adrien Tambay ART D/M 1m52.389s + 3.499s 18. Basil Shaaban Prema D/M 1m52.469s + 3.579s 19. Andrea Caldarelli SG D/M 1m52.488s + 3.598s 20. Esteban Gutierrez ART D/M 1m52.554s + 3.664s 21. Stefano Coletti Prema D/M 1m52.929s + 4.039s 22. Johan Jokinen Kolles & Heinz D/V 1m53.815s + 4.925s 23. Pedro Enrique Manor D/M 1m54.374s + 5.484s 24. Tom Dillmann HBR D/M 
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