Three Drivers Penalised

Nico Rosberg, Heikki Kovalainen and Alex Premat were penalised by the Nurburgring stewards for setting their quickest qualifying times under yellow flags

Three Drivers Penalised

The stewards said the three will lose their two fastest laps in the session, after they failed to slow down in the third sector of the lap, when Olivier Pla spun at the chicane in the closing stages of the session.

Art Grand Prix driver Rosberg, who was second in the provisional results, will move down nine places, having set a third personal best of 1:44.989, putting him in 11th in the new results. Rosberg's two fastest laps, stricken following the stewards' decision, were 1:43.939 and 1:44.302.

Arden International's Heikki Kovalainen, originally third, has lost fourteen grid positions, with a third personal best of 1:45.737 placing him in 17th. His two fastest laps, which were stricken following the stewards' decision, were 1:43.965 and 1:44.318.

Rosberg's teammate Alex Premat also lost 14 positions, having originally been in eighth, moving to 22nd on the grid with a third best lap of 1:46.589. Premat's previous two fastest lap were 1:44.598 and 1:44.904.

The penalties mean Gianmaria Bruni, who topped the times in practice this morning, will move to the front row, taking second place alongside pole sitter Giorgio Pantano.

Revised Qualifying Results:

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Pantano Super Nova International 1:43.862 2. Bruni Coloni Motorsport 1:44.128 3. Jani Racing Engineering 1:44.176 4. Lopez DAMS 1:44.266 5. Viso BCN Competicion 1:44.477 6. Lapierre Arden International 1:44.739 7. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:44.748 8. Speed iSport International 1:44.865 9. Pla DPR 1:44.879 10. Carroll Super Nova International 1:44.914 11. Rosberg ART Grand Prix 1:44.989 -9 places 12. Piquet Jr. Hitech Piquet Sports 1:45.331 13. Sharp DPR 1:45.463 14. Piccione Durango 1:45.523 15. Alvarez Campos Racing 1:45.550 16. Garcia Racing Engineering 1:45.661 17. Kovalainen Arden International 1:45.737 -14 places 18. Monfardini Durango 1:45.789 19. Negrao Hitech Piquet Sports 1:45.946 20. Hernandez Campos Racing 1:46.429 21. Artam iSport International 1:46.503 22. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:46.589 -14 places 23. Lauda Coloni Motorsport 1:46.656 24. Fauzy DAMS 1:47.266 

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