Renger van der Zande has lost his third place on the grid for the Valencia DTM race after a tire mix-up during qualifying.
Race stewards found that the Dutchman had used two sets of tires during Q3 - one more than is allowed. However, they conceded that as he had not completed a flying lap on the second set, the only advantage the Persson Mercedes driver gained was during the following Q4 session.
Therefore van der Zande had his only Q4 lap time cancelled, dropping him from third place to fourth on the grid, while the Persson squad was fined 1000 euros.
Van der Zande's penalty promotes fellow Mercedes driver David Coulthard to third spot on the grid.