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Updated: August 17, 2009 21:17 IST

Alonso cleared to race at European GP

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Renault driver Fernando Alonso
Renault driver Fernando Alonso

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has been cleared to race at the European Grand Prix in his native Spain after Renault won its appeal to overturn a one-race suspension.

Motor sport’s governing body had suspended Renault from Sunday’s race in Valencia after the team allowed Alonso to leave the pit lane with a loose wheel during last month’s Hungarian GP.

But the French Motor Sport Federation overturned the suspension before the FIA’s International Court of Appeal at the FIA’s Paris headquarters on Monday.

Renault was instead fined $50,000.

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