Organisers hope Alonso ban will be overturned

Organisers of the European Grand Prix remain hopeful that the ban imposed on Fernando Alonso’s Renault team, after the Hungarian Grand Prix, will be lifted in time for the race, later this month.

Renault was suspended by the Hungarian stewards after allowing Fernando Alonso’s car to leave the pits with a loose wheel, and with a decision on French-squad’s appeal not coming until days before the race, question marks remain over whether the Spanish hero will take to the Valencian streets infront of his home fans.

Initially organisers, Valmor Sport, had reacted furiously to Renault’s ban, claiming that it unfairly penalised the Spaniard’s fans and compromised the promotion of the race.

However in a recent interview, the company’s operations director Carlos Moreno-Figueroa has said that he is now confident the double world champion will not miss the race.

“I call on all those who are doubting whether or not to buy a ticket depending on the presence of Alonso to do so, as we are being told from every side that he will be in Valencia,” he is quoted as saying by the local Costa Levante News.