Red Bull appeal fails as International Court of Appeal upholds Melbourne disqualification

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The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal took place in Paris on Monday 14 April 2014:

Appeal lodged by the Österreichischer Automobil-Motorrad und Touring Club – Oberste Nationale Sportkommission für den Motorsport (ÖAMTC-OSK) on behalf of its licence-holder Infiniti Red Bull Racing against the decision N°56 dated 16 March 2014 of the FIA Stewards of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix counting towards the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship

On 16 March 2014 the panel of the stewards decided to exclude car No.3 (driver Daniel Ricciardo) from the results of the race as it was found to be not in compliance with the Technical Regulations (the Technical Delegate reported to the Stewards that car No.3 exceeded the required fuel mass flow of 100 kg/h).

On 20 March 2014, the Österreichischer Automobil-Motorrad und Touring Club – Oberste Nationale Sportkommission für den Motorsport (ÖAMTC-OSK) on behalf of its licence-holder, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, decided to appeal this decision before the International Court of Appeal

Decision of the International Court of Appeal:

The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision    No.56 of the Stewards by which they [had] decided to exclude Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s car No.3 from the results of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.

The International Court of Appeal was presided over by Mr Harry DUIJM (Netherlands), and included Mr Rui BOTICA SANTOS (Portugal), Mr Philippe NARMINO (Monaco), Mr Antonio RIGOZZI (Switzerland) and Mr Jan STOVICEK (Czech Republic). (FIA)

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