Fuelgate has Sepang paddock buzzing with speculation

Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 27 March 2014.

The Sepang paddock is buzzing with speculation regarding Red Bull’s appeal against their disqualification from second place at the Australian grand Prix,and their action plan ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.

Many are wondering if the world champion team risk an even heavier sanction by ignoring the new FIA-supplied fuel flow sensor.

Ricciardo, who lost his second place in Melbourne, said: “I trust the team to make the right decisions.”

And Sebastian Vettel also backed Red Bull to do the right thing for the team, “Of course we are always trying to exploit everything to the limit – but always within the rules.”

But Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso indicated that he cannot understand Red Bull boss Christian Horner’s claim that the accuracy of sensors will be the difference between success and failure.

“When it comes to incorrect measurements, we are talking about numbers after the decimel point,” said the Ferrari driver. “Nobody will win or lose a race [because of fuel flow],” he added. (GMM)

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