FIA to hear Red Bull appeal over Ricciardo Australian GP exclusion on April 14
The FIA has confirmed that Red Bull’s appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix will be heard on April 14.
Ricciardo – who had come home second on his Red Bull debut – was excluded from last week’s season opener in Australia after FIA stewards found his car to have exceeded the maximum fuel flow rate of 100kg/h during the race.
Red Bull, who encountered inconsistencies with the two fuel flow sensors provide to them by the FIA over the course of the weekend, officially confirmed their intention to appeal Ricciardo’s disqualification to the governing body on Thursday.
The FIA will meet in Paris to hear the Milton Keynes-based outfit’s appeal on the Monday ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2014 season.
It remains to be seen how Red Bull will adhere to the FIA’s fuel flow guidelines during the next two races in Malaysia and Bahrain, the team having opted to instead rely on the data of their own internal fuel flow model in Australia, a repeat of which would once again see the team in breach of the technical regulations.
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