F1 » Red Bull to appeal Ricciardo exclusion

Red Bull Racing confirms it has submitted an appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from second place in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.

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March 20, 2014 2:26 PM

I have a feeling it will be like one particular year in the mid 90's when the results of several races in that year were in dispute. Races that will ultimately be decided in the courts, not the track.


March 20, 2014 3:41 PM

rob01: this will be like piss ing in the wind.

I don't have an a particular favourite in this dispute as I'm neither for or against RBR (unlike some) so I'd rather see whoever is in the right winning.
Personally I don't think RBR would appeal if they didn't think they were in the right and could prove it, and if it comes down to being bright bods I'd put my money on RBR rather than the FiA.
Proving that RBR were in the right may be achievable but proving and getting the FiA to admit that they are in the wrong may be much harder.


March 20, 2014 3:54 PM

ty. like you, I am sitting on the fence. I can see both sides of the debate. but that has to be remembered is that it was a STEWARDS decision in Melbourne, and not an fia decision. rbr are appealing so that the fia are forced into a final decision. if rbr can PROVE that their flow never exceeded the limit, then the fia could have egg on their face for providing defective equipment that caused a team to be compromised


March 20, 2014 3:56 PM

Tai, I'm not a RBR fan either ... but I don't believe Charlie should be able to stand behind a monitor and move cars around like they're his personal chess pieces, based on information that all teams are admitting has been faulty.

You cannot punish someone who isn't guilty, and when the evidence is a questionable as regularly faulty FIA approved equipment, questions need to be asked about why he feels he has that power.

The FIA's "because we say so policy doesn't fit in with the rules of competition.


March 20, 2014 4:00 PM

all teams knew in advance of the issues. they took a calculated gamble to do it their own way. that is what i think will cost them. for the record i think Dan should have kept his position on the podium. i am no fan of the FIA.

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