Spa FR3.5: Beitske Visser loses front row qualifying result

Dutch driver Beitske Visser has lost her front row grid position for Saturday afternoon's Formula Renault 3.5 race, after her AVF car failed post-qualifying technical checks

Spa FR3.5: Beitske Visser loses front row qualifying result

Visser had been set to start from her highest FR3.5 grid position of second, but a non-conforming position of the flat-bottomed floor has breached article 19.14 of the sporting regulations.

The #16 car is relegated to the back of the grid, while Nicholas Latifi is promoted to the front row alongside polesitter Matthieu Vaxiviere.

"I didn't do any proper laps in the first run on new tyres, which put more pressure on the second," said Latifi.

"Then obviously there was red flags and traffic, but I got a good lap in at the end. I was happy and we're now promoted a position because of Visser's problem."

Strakka driver Tio Ellinas, who provisionally qualified seventh, has lost his fastest lap because of a yellow flag infringement and drops to eighth behind Manor Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi.

REVISED STARTING GRID:

Pos Driver Team
1 Matthieu Vaxiviere Lotus
2 Nicholas Latifi Arden Motorsport
3 Jazeman Jaafar Fortec Motorsports
4 Oliver Rowland Fortec Motorsports
5 Nyck de Vries DAMS
6 Dean Stoneman DAMS
7 Roberto Merhi Pons Racing
8 Tio Ellinas Strakka Racing
9 Gustav Malja Strakka Racing
10 Aurelien Panis Tech 1 Racing
11 Pietro Fantin International Draco Racing
12 Alfonso Celis AVF
13 Bruno Bonifacio International Draco Racing
14 Tom Dillmann Jagonya Ayam with Carlin
15 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport
16 Philo Paz Armand Pons Racing
17 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam with Carlin
18 Roy Nissany Tech 1 Racing
19 Meindert van Buuren Lotus
20 Beitske Visser AVF

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