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Australian Grand Prix: Red Bull F1 to appeal Ricciardo GP DQ

Red Bull Racing confirms it has submitted an appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from second place in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.
Red Bull has formally confirmed that it will appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the 2014 Formula 1 season opener in Australia.

In his first race for Red Bull Racing, local favourite Ricciardo scored a popular second place finish in front of his home fans during the Australian Grand Prix, but was later stripped of the result when his car was deemed to have run with a high fuel flow rate.

Putting him in breach of Article 5.1.4 of the 2014 F1 technical regulations, which limits teams to the maximum fuel flow rate of 100kg per hour, the decision saw Ricciardo's maiden F1 podium taken away and Red Bull Racing left with a double non-score from Albert Park.

Having announced its intention to appeal immediately after the disqualification, Red Bull Racing has now confirmed its intentions to contest the decision, citing 'inconsistencies with the FIA fuel flow meter have been prevalent all weekend up and down the pit lane'.

Despite Red Bull's confidence that it will get the exclusion overturned, McLaren racing director Eric Boullier levelled little sympathy to the team, stating that issues with the fuel sensor were made known to all teams.



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Taipan

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.



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