Coulthard and van der Zande in trouble after Valencia qualifying

Berthold Bouman, DTM Correspondent

Bad news for Renger van der Zande (Stern AMG Mercedes) and David Coulthard (Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes) as they were excluded from qualifying after it was determined the rear wings of both cars were not mounted according to the regulations.

David Coulthard, Mücke Motorsport
David Coulthard, Mücke Motorsport

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As a result both drivers would originally have to start from the back of the grid tomorrow, however both teams have lodged a protest against the decision, which in fact means the official decision of the DTM officials has been delayed and both drivers are allowed to start from their original start position tomorrow.

Earlier officials reported van der Zande incurred an one-place grid penalty after using two instead of one set of tyres during Q3.

It was determined he had not used the second set to set his time in Q3, therefore his time during the final top four shoot-out has been deleted and he will start from fourth position of the grid on Sunday, which promotes Coulthard to third place.

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Series DTM
Drivers David Coulthard , Renger van der Zande
Teams Mücke Motorsport
Tags coulthard, mercedes, qualifying, valencia, van der zande