Red Bull claims to have a very strong case as the Formula 1 world champions will try on Monday to overturn Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification.
Initially, many believed that the team would surely fail in Paristo convince the FIA’s international court of appeal to quash the stewards’ ruling in Melbourne.
That is because Red Bull admittedly ignored the readings of the mandatory fuel flow sensor, claiming that the devices supplied by a British company called Gill are inaccurate.
Team boss Christian Horner now says: “As more races have progressed, issues have become more evident, new evidence has come to light and new understandings have come to light.
“We believe that we have a very strong case,” British broadcasters the BBC and Sky separately quote him.
Following a disastrous winter pre-season for Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault, the team is only fourth in the constructors’ championship, after three races.
Defending Red Bull’s push to recover Ricciardo’s second place finish, Horner insisted: “Those points are vital, every point is vital.”
The FIA say that they intend to publish the results of Monday’s appeal “as soon as possible” after the hearing is complete. (GMM)
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