Formula 1 - Red Bull lodge appeal against Ricciardo disqualification

Red Bull have formally appealed against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.


Ricciardo was stripped of his first Formula One podium finish at his home Grand Prix after he was found to have "consistently" exceeded permitted fuel consumption during the race.

However, Red Bull are to appeal on the grounds that they believe the FIA fuel flow sensor gave an inaccurate reading - a spokeswoman confirmed the necessary documentation had been submitted.

Ricciardo finished second behind Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg at Albert Park but was soon put under investigation over the rate at which his car was using fuel.

"During the race car number 03 has exceeded consistently the maximum allowed fuel flow of 100 kg/h," said technical delegate Jo Bauer, who referred the matter to the stewards.

The stewards then had little choice but to expel the Red Bull driver from the race results after what was deemed to be a clear breach of the technical regulations.

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