Manor's Tio Ellinas and Dmitry Suranovich put to back of Hockenheim GP3 grid

Fourth-placed qualifier Tio Ellinas has been slung to the back row of Saturday's GP3 Series grid at Hockenheim, along with Marussia Manor team-mate Dmitry Suranovich

Manor's Tio Ellinas and Dmitry Suranovich put to back of Hockenheim GP3 grid

The GP3 technical delegate found in post-qualifying scrutineering that their cars did not comply with Articles 1.3 and 1.4 of the technical regulations in that the orifice in a hydraulic hose relevant to gearchange operation had been enlarged.

The stewards have put Ellinas and Suranovich, originally fourth and 19th, to positions 23 and 24 respectively.

Daniel Abt will start the race from pole position, while Ellinas' demotion brings title contender Aaro Vainio up to row two and means all three Lotus-run cars are now in the top four, with second-placed Mitch Evans (MW Arden) the only interloper.

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