Ban on Renault lifted

This would eventually caused quite a circus on the tracks when the wheel came off the car and Alonso finished the lap with 3 wheels. Race stewards claimed that the pit crew of the Renault team was aware that the wheel was not properly fitted but has failed to inform Alonso.

The FIA then ruled that Alonso will be banned for the European Grand Prix in Valencia for dangerous driving which Renault then appealed to have it overturned. The appeal was successful and the FIA then lifted the band and replaced the penalty to a £30,000d fine.

According to a statement released by FIA, "Renault admitted to the court that they breached the sporting regulations, in that they failed to ensure that (the) car complied with the conditions for safety throughout practice and the race, and that they released the car after a pit stop when it was unsafe to do so. However, it requested the court to reconsider the severity of the sanction imposed by the stewards. Having heard the arguments of the parties, the court have decided as follows:

1) To allow the appeal and overturn the sanction imposed by the Stewards in the contested decision.

2) To issue a reprimand and impose a fine of US$50,000 (£30,600) upon Renault.