Hamilton and 7 Others Disqualified

Eight cars have been disqualified from this afternoon's F3 Euroseries race at Spa - including race winner Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton and 7 Others Disqualified

The official revised results will be posted tomorrow morning but all eight have failed to comply with article 3.13 of the F3 Euroseries technical regulations regarding the permitted dimensions of the rear diffuser.

Officials have confirmed to Autosport-Atlas that all eight have accepted the decision of the Spa scrutineers and will not appeal.

The drivers disqualified are Lewis Hamilton (1st); Atila Abreu (7th); Sebastien Vettel (9th); Paul di Resta (10th); Richard Antinucci (12th); Thomas Holzer (20th); Greg Franchi (11th); and Lucas Di Grassi (retired).

Apparently, the diffusers were outside the permitted dimensions between 3mm and 15mm.

The purpose of the diffuser is to allow the air that has been accelerated under the car to decelerate back to a similar speed as it was before. The better the diffuser works, the less drag it produces and more ground effect and therefore downforce. If the dimensions are outside permitted areas, then a performance advantage could be gained.

ASM's Adrian Sutil inherits the victory, while Signature's James Rossiter has moved up to second.

Revised Spa-Francorchamps Race 1 Results (Provisional):

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Team 1. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 2. James Rossiter Signature-Plus 3. Guillaume Moreau Signature 4. Fabio Carbone Signature 5. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg 6. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam 7. Esteban Guerrieri Team Midland Euroseries 8. Maximilian Gotz HBR Motorsport 9. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport 10. Ross Zwolsman 11. Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. 12. Loic Duval Signature-Plus NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Team On Lap Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport 9 G. van der Garde Team Rosberg 2 DISQUALIFIED: Driver Team Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 Atila Abreu ASL Mucke Motorsport Sebastian Vettel ASL Mucke Motorsport Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport Richard Antinucci Team Midland Euroseries Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport 
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