FIA confirms qualifying change after Super Aguri withdrawal

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After the withdrawal of the Super Aguri Formula One Team, the FIA has confirmed that the qualifying rules will be changed. Five cars will now be excluded from the first two qualifying sessions and this following discussion by the race stewards at the Turkish GP.

A statement issued by the FIAsaid: "The Stewards, having received a report from the Technical Delegate note that 20 cars will participate in the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix.

"Therefore under article 33.1 of the 2008 Sporting Regulations, the Stewards have decided that only five cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2 of the Qualifying Practice."