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Red Bull 'disappointed' by appeal failure

Red Bull says it 'accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal', but is 'disappointed by the outcome'.
Red Bull Racing has said it is 'disappointed' the appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the 2014 F1 Australian Grand Prix has been rejected.

A short statement from the Milton Keynes-based outfit in response to the decision announced this morning read:

“Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today. We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn't think we had a very strong case. We always believed we adhered to the technical regulations throughout the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.

“We are sorry for Daniel (Ricciardo) that he will not be awarded the 18 points from the event, which we think he deserved. We will continue to work very hard to amass as many points as possible for the team, Daniel and Sebastian (Vettel) throughout the season.

“We will now move on from this and concentrate on this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.”

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April 15, 2014 1:04 PM
Last Edited 265 days ago

walrus909: Although they were pushing windmills, if they thought they were right by exposing the meters for rubbish, they made the right choice by fighting. But they didn't pick up any allies along the way, thus loosing their case.
What they should have done is first comply with FIA, then file a complaint at the motorsport council that they believe the sensors they are required to use are faulty. It is one thing to think the sensors are faulty, it is quite another to not follow the rules the FIA imposes on all. That's called cheating.


April 15, 2014 1:29 PM
Last Edited 188 days ago

They're disappointed? I believe they expected this, and the only reason they pushed through with the appeal is purely because of PR purposes, that's my opinion anyway. I mean if they don't appeal, then it will appear to the public that they cheated and got caught. So they must appeal even if they know they have zero chance of winning the case.

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