Red Bull yet to appeal Ricciardo disqualification

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Red Bull is yet to formally appeal the FIA stewards’ decision to disqualify Daniel Ricciardo from the second place in the Australian Grand Prix.

The Aussie driver was thrown out of the results in Melbourne, due to irregularities with his Red Bull car’s fuel flow data and improper use of the FIA-supplied sensor.

The team said late on Sunday that an appeal will be lodged. The Australian news agency AAP quoted an FIA source as saying that Red Bull has served notice of the intention to appeal, but that an actual, formal appeal is yet to be lodged.

“It is understood Red Bull now has 96 hours to formally table their appeal,” the report added.

As for when the appeal will be held, the FIA source said: “It’s not possible to say when it will be heard.

“It depends on how quickly both parties can prepare their cases. There is no set timetable”, the source added.

Featuring a photo of the normally-grinning Ricciardo with a bowed head, the front page headline of the major Melbourne newspaper Herald Sun on Monday read ‘Grand Farce’.

Race organiser Andrew Westacott, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s Chief Executive said: “Of course I want him to keep second place, I’m a bit gutted by it, but that’s sport and funny things happen.” (GMM)

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  • KevinW

    What’s the point at this juncture. Getting into a pissing match the the FIA, while the other teams point fingers and run to hide will only make matters worse. Best give it up, get a dozen sensors in hand to cull for one that correlates with actual data, and wait. In time Ferrari or Mercedes will have a race ruined by the FIA throttling them back in error, costing them a position or a win, and the whole issue will come to be resolved once and for all. Red Bull made the mistake of continuing to run after being warned several times, while other teams cowed and complied – even when their data indicated the FIA data appeared to be in error. Since they didn’t lose anything, and saw that had Red Bull complied, they might have gained, they are standing on the sidelines to let Red Bull take the full brunt of this issue, even those who know there is an issue here. Thus are the ethics (antics) of F1 as we know it. Can anyone imagine the firestorm if this had been Hamilton or Alonso being stripped of their position?

  • =El Presidente=

    Just showes that it is not so obvious to appeal against it, and that they are opening a can of linguistic engineers again to find a type-o in the regs that renders all legal.

  • Severn

    Just shows that it is difficult to draft and file an appeal while on the plane from Australia to England.

  • =El Presidente=

    maybe also that yes haha

  • =El Presidente=

    I loath every team by the way for crunching the rules. i can understand it, being a multi-billion-dollar-business, but -as always- money destroys sportmanship. 😉

  • RBC

    You commented before about Vettel didn’t throw a hissy fit in testing. In the Melbourne GP he was quoted as saying this over the radio: “Engine is not running smoothly. I will get passed, so you are aware……Do something! I have no power, less IC than normal and no ‘K’! No ‘K’!…..That’s ridiculous guys!”

  • KevinW

    You want to see real cheating? Go sportsman racing. Ametuer racers make the pros look like angels. There is so little scrutineering it’s a free for all outside the obvious and easily detected.

  • KevinW

    I guess in the new world of the twitter interweb, showing of any emotion or frustration in the heat of an event is a sign of weakness. Sure, why not. What this has to do with this topic I have no idea. I’m guilty of the occasional toss of a tool, swearing spat and expression of anger and frustration as well, at more than twice Vettel’s age, so if this make me childish I welcome it, as everything else at this point makes me feel old.. I’m not sure how you get through your life without this human emotional release, but more power to you.

  • RBC

    You said that you doubted that Vettel had thrown a hissy fit during testing and I gave examples of him doing it during the race. And you said he wasn’t like that, and talked about a different comment he made. I’m just showing that Vettel has a history of showing anger, and this is another example. Nothing to do with this article, a point from an earlier time.

  • KevinW

    You have me confused with someone else. I’ve not said much on that topic anywhere, for one specific reason. I don’t care. People get ticked off, so what? I own my own business, because many years ago I got sick of do-nothing wimps (bosses) who wet their panties and cry when someone dares to show any emotion. Vettel, Raikkonnen, Hamilton, Alonso, whoever, wants to yell over the radio in the heat of the moment, it’s cool with me. I’m right there with them. Life’s too short to have to worry that every utterance is going to be scrutinized as a gross symbol of one’s character by some twitter thumber. Note my restrain, no capslock! LOL and all that sweetness.

  • RBC

    Ok sorry it must have been someone else.