Red Bull loses appeal against Ricciardo exclusion from Australian GP

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Red Bull making 'progress' admits RicciardoThe FIA International Court of Appeal has upheld the stewards decision to exclude Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo finished the season opening race in second place but was disqualified after stewards discovered that his RB10 had exceeded the fuel flow rate limit of 100kg/hr.

Red Bull appealed the decision having claimed that they used their own measuring equipment due to the unreliability of the FIA's sensors.

The appeal was heard in Paris on Monday and the International Court of Appeal announced on Tuesday morning that they have upheld the decision of the stewards.

'The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision N°56 of the Stewards by which they decided to exclude Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s car N°3 [Ricciardo] from the results of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix', read a statement released by the FIA.

The news came after Red Bull and the FIA presented their case to the five man panel on Monday.

Red Bull accepted the ruling of the FIA but expressed that always believed they adhered to the regulations.

'Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today', read a Red Bull statement.

'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 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.'

The FIA also revealed that the full decision will be available by the end of this week.


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