Christian Horner
Mar 26

Red Bull Racing insist rules don’t specify that FIA sensor has to be used

Team Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates their driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia as he crosses the finish line in second place during the Australian F1 GP. FIA later disqualified Ricciardo for allegedly exceeding fuel limits. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates their driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia as he crosses the finish line in second place during the Australian F1 GP. FIA later disqualified Ricciardo for allegedly exceeding fuel limits. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian GP is based on the team believing that the rules do not specify that fuel flow has to be measured by the FIA-mandated sensor.

Team boss Christian Horner says that the team’s own readings proved that Ricciardo did not exceed the 100kg/h limit, which is why the team ignored instructions from the FIA to adjust the flow.

Mar 17

F1: Ricciardo ‘Immensely Impressive’ In Red Bull Debut, Says Horner

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium before being disqualified for breaching fuel consumption rules. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium before being disqualified for breaching fuel consumption rules. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that Daniel Ricciardo’s brilliant drive in Melbourne will be a major boost for the Aussie’s confidence.

Ricciardo finished second before he was excluded, having not put a foot wrong all weekend.

“I think it should give him a great injection of confidence,” Horner said before the controversy erupted. “He’s been immensely impressive this weekend. The pressure of a home race in front of a demanding crowd, the first race, a debut in a new team. He’s not been in the spotlight when you’re racing in the mid grid like that, and he was perfect all weekend.

Mar 16

F1: Horner Convinced That Red Bull Complied With Regulations

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks to the media after his driver Daniel Ricciardo who finished second was excluded from the race.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks to the media after his driver Daniel Ricciardo who finished second was excluded from the race.

Christian Horner is adamant that Red Bull Racing complied with the regulations during the Australian GP and can win its appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from his second place.

Ricciardo was deemed to have consistently exceeded the fuel flow limit of 100kg/hr, which is monitored by the FIA in real time.

Mar 14

Red Bull Impresses With Pace And Reliability In Australia Practice Sessions

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes a corner during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes a corner during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing surprised the F1 paddock by showing both good speed and reliability on the first day of practice in Australia.

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were fourth and sixth fastest, while the Aussie ran 64 laps – only one fewer than the maximum achieved by any driver.

Feb 10

F1: Horner Downplays Red Bull’s RB10 Problems

Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull encountered problems at Jerez winter testing.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull encountered problems at Jerez winter testing.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Christian Horner has downplayed the problems suffered by Red Bull at the recent Jerez test as the team tries to make up for lost time.

The new RB10 completed just 21 laps, due to a combination of Renault and car issues, leaving Adrian Newey and his men with a lot of catching up to do.