What a shame for Daniel Ricciardo that a truly sensational home-race podium finish will now, thanks to a row over fuel-flow rates, be decided in the court rooms of Paris.
And I'm miffed for all the boys and girls at Red Bull, who, after the crisis of pre-season Formula 1 testing at Jerez and in Bahrain, saw their brilliant efforts allow them to become Mercedes' main threat in Melbourne only for it all to end in disappointment.
There was a real feel-good factor about what the Australian and Red Bull did to get back in the game; Ricciardo's disqualification was a sad way to end what had been a great weekend for the sport.
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