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Arrows Under Investigation for Qualifying Performance

The Arrows team will be scrutinised over their efforts in qualifying for the French Grand Prix after the FIA questioned whether they had made a real effort to qualify for the race.

The Arrows cars of German Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Brazilian Enrique Bernoldi finished last out of the 21 cars on track, and failed to finish within the 107 percent of pole position required to race.

The team believe their three laps (just one flying lap) for each car will be classed as 'competing' in the event, but the FIA is not so sure.

"There will be an observers' investigation into the matter which will be completed by probably Wednesday of next week," FIA spokesman Richard Woods told Atlas F1. "We shall see what happens."

The team made just one lap in the final of the four practice sessions after sitting out most of the weekend, but have to compete in the event to ensure their FIA licence continues.

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