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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