Team hopes FIA will permit Daniel Ricciardo’;s runner-up finish in Melbourne to stand
By: GMM on March 22, 2014
Red Bull’;s appeal towards the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification from his runner-up finish at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 16 will take spot in Paris on April 14 — soon after the Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA announced late on Friday.
“The selection will be published as quickly as feasible following the [April 14] hearing,” stated the governing entire body in a statement.
The hearing is an essential one not only for Red Bull — pushing to recover from a disastrous 2014 preseason — but also for the FIA as it governs the sport’;s revolutionary laws alter. Ricciardo was excluded by the stewards simply because a necessary movement sensor fitted to his vehicle showed that its Renault engine broke the new rule limiting fuel consumption.
Red Bull consultant Dr. Helmut Marko told Automobile Bild: “The sensors are not accurate ample and we will demonstrate it.”
The FIA warned not only Red Bull but also other teams — including Mercedes — that even though their very own data could have shown their fuel flow complying with the rules, the sensors required to be recalibrated and obeyed.
Mercedes’; Toto Wolff, incorporating that he backs the FIA, explained that complying with the FIA in Australia value the W05 “among half a 2nd and a second” of extra laptime.
If Red Bull wins the appeal, it may well limit the FIA’;s ability to properly govern the fuel flow rules in 2014.
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