Red Bull is likely to learn the outcome of its appeal on Tuesday following the conclusion of proceedings in Paris.

The team's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix went in front of the FIA's International Court of Appeal on Monday, with observers from McLaren, Lotus, Williams and Force India also present.

Red Bull argued that the technical directive (16:14) relating to fuel flow sensors is not regulatory and therefore the team cannot be punished for ignoring the FIA's request to reduce its fuel flow, while stating that it was not the team's intention to undermine the governing body's authority. The team also sought to prove to the court that it had not exceeded the maximum fuel flow at any point during the race.

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Both chief technical officer Adrian Newey and chief engineer of car engineering Paul Monaghan were called as Red Bull witnesses and subjected to questioning, while head of powertrain Fabrice Lom was similarly involved from the FIA's side.

The FIA claim that the technical directives are used to give the teams guidance on how to comply with the regulations, with Jonathan Taylor - representing the FIA - saying Red Bull should not be allowed to ignore such a request regardless of the reasoning.

"Why is it important?" Taylor asked. "Sport has to be on a level playing field. It needs an authoritative way of measuring ... A team can't pick and choose methods of measurement and when they do or don't use them".

Mercedes was a third party involved in the proceedings, with Paul Harris QC - representing the team again having previously done so for the Pirelli tyre test tribunal - describing the Red Bull approach as a "flagrant breach" of the FIA's direction and calling for the court to impose a suspended further sanction on top of the original exclusion due to fears it will repeat the alleged offence in future.

"We are, frankly, and with great respect, concerned that Red Bull have shown such a flagrant and deliberate disregard for these rules that there is a real risk that they will do it again," Harris said. "We are here to seek to ensure that does not happen. We must have a level playing field going forward for the remainder of the season.

"We respectively submit that the most effective way of ensuring that Red Bull do not flout further written and oral instructions from the FIA - at least for the remainder of this season - is for this court to recognise the severity of their infringement and to impose a further sanction upon them, which is to be suspended for the remainder of the season so that they are acutely alert for the remainder of the season that there is no possibility of them transgressing the boundaries again."

Following the closing statements, the International Court of Appeal's secretary general Jean-Christophe Breillat said: "We expect to give a decision by tomorrow morning at the latest ... then the full decision with the motivation by the end of the week."