(Eric Vargiolu - DPPI for Renault Sport F1)
Red Bull Racing are extremely are extremely confident that they will succeed in their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix as 'new evidence' has come to light.
The Australian was excluded from the results of his home Grand Prix in Melbourne last month after the FIA found that the team had consistently breached the maximum 100KG/H fuel flow limit. The reigning world champions defence is that their FIA issued fuel flow sensor was recording 'satisfactory' reading and instead opted to use their own fuel flow sensors.
The team have stated that they will be able to prove that there are on-going problems with regards to the fuel flow sensor equipment. The FIA have stated however that, despite the problems that Red Bull apparently had they were working with all the other team's from the start of this season to come up with a common solution which the team's have found.
Red Bull Racing will be extremely hopefully that their appeal is successful as the team are currently 4th in the Constructors championship and should Ricciardo be handed back the 18 point's the team will in fact leap from Sahara Force India and McLaren into second place in the Constructors championship leaving them on 53 points, 58 points behind Mercedes.
Speaking in Bahrain last weekend, FIA president Jean Todt stated:
'There is a rule, and you need to respect the rules, the only way to limit the power of the engine is to have a flow meter that is controlled by the FIA'.
©Ben Johnston 2014