Red Bull formally lodges Daniel Ricciardo Australian GP appeal

Red Bull has formally lodged its appeal with the FIA over Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix, AUTOSPORT has learned

Red Bull formally lodges Daniel Ricciardo Australian GP appeal

The reigning Formula 1 champion team had until today to decide whether or not it would follow through with its intention to fight Ricciardo's exclusion.

The Australian lost his second place in Melbourne because the FIA claimed that the team exceeded the maximum 100kg per hour fuel flow rate that is allowed.

The team has denied it broke the regulations, however. It argues that the FIA fuel flow sensor was giving a wrong reading, which is why it chose to rely on its own fuel data from the race.

Under new regulations introduced this year, Red Bull had 96 hours from the stewards' decision on Sunday night to notify the FIA of its decision. That time frame ended on Thursday afternoon.

An FIA spokesman confirmed to AUTOSPORT on Thursday that shortly before that deadline expired, Red Bull lodged its paperwork.

It is understood that the FIA's court of appeal will now process the application and a date for the hearing should be finalised by the end of this week.

shares
comments
Valtteri Bottas: Melbourne form just a hint of Williams's potential

Previous article

Valtteri Bottas: Melbourne form just a hint of Williams's potential

Next article

Ron Dennis: McLaren will be half a second faster by Malaysian GP

Ron Dennis: McLaren will be half a second faster by Malaysian GP
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Jonathan Noble
The delay that quashed Aston Martin’s last F1 venture Plus

The delay that quashed Aston Martin’s last F1 venture

Aston Martin’s only previous foray into Formula 1 in the late 1950s was a short-lived and unsuccessful affair. But it could have been so different, says NIGEL ROEBUCK

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace Plus

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace

Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?

Formula 1
Apr 9, 2021
Are we at peak F1 right now? Plus

Are we at peak F1 right now?

For many, many years Formula 1 has strived to do and to be better on all fronts. With close competition, a growing fanbase, a stable political landscape and rules in place to encourage sustainability, 2021 is on course to provide an unexpected peak

Formula 1
Apr 8, 2021
How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021 Plus

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021

The longer Red Bull can maintain a performance edge over Mercedes, the better the odds will be in the team’s favour against the defending world champions. But as the Bahrain Grand Prix showed, many more factors will be critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship

Formula 1
Apr 7, 2021
How Williams’ new structure adheres to a growing F1 trend Plus

How Williams’ new structure adheres to a growing F1 trend

Williams held out against the tide for many years but, as MARK GALLAGHER explains, the age of the owner-manager is long gone

Formula 1
Apr 6, 2021
When a journeyman driver's F1 career lasted just 800m Plus

When a journeyman driver's F1 career lasted just 800m

Nikita Mazepin’s Formula 1 debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix lasted mere corners before he wiped himself out in a shunt, but his financial backing affords him a full season. Back in 1993 though, Marco Apicella was an F1 driver for just 800m before a first corner fracas ended his career. Here’s the story of his very short time at motorsport’s pinnacle

Formula 1
Apr 4, 2021
The nightmare timing that now hinders Mercedes Plus

The nightmare timing that now hinders Mercedes

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton took victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix despite, for a change, not having the quickest car. But any hopes of developing its W12 to surpass Red Bull's RB16B in terms of outright speed could not have come at a worse time.

Formula 1
Apr 2, 2021
How Raikkonen's rapid rise stalled his team-mate's F1 career climb Plus

How Raikkonen's rapid rise stalled his team-mate's F1 career climb

Kimi Raikkonen’s emergence as a Formula 1 star in his rookie campaign remains one of the legendary storylines from 2001, but his exploits had an unwanted impact on his Sauber team-mate’s own prospects. Twenty years on from his first F1 podium at the Brazilian GP, here’s how Nick Heidfeld’s career was chilled by the Iceman

Formula 1
Apr 1, 2021