Whiting reveals Red Bull were warned early in the race

Charlie Whiting

Charlie Whiting

Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has revealed that Red Bull were warned after Qualifying and during the Australian Grand Prix that they were breaking the rules, which after the race led to Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from second place for contravening the fuel flow rules.

Whiting told members of the media, “We advised them twice after Qualifying and five laps into the race to take the necessary steps to comply with the regulations. They chose to use their own calculations to show that they complied. If they had followed the advice we gave them at the time, we would not have had a problem and they would not have been penalised.

“If their sensor was kaput, then thing would have been different. It is a human thing because they have the ability to do was needed to comply,” said Whiting. (GP247)

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