Daniel Ricciardo
Apr 16

F1: Red Bull’s Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

Red Bull's Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed that Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn't dropped.

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed the Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn’t dropped. (Photo: Getty Images)

Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.

As Red Bull appealed Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification in Paris on Monday, a lawyer for rival Mercedes argued at length that the FIA should in fact impose “a further sanction,” due to the “flagrant and deliberate” rules breach.

Apr 15

Red Bull loses Ricciardo Australian GP case

Daniel Ricciardo crossed the finish line in second place at the 2014 Australian GP, but was disqualified due to a fuel infraction. Red Bull appealed the case which was heard on Monday, which they lost. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo crossed the finish line in second place at the 2014 Australian GP, but was disqualified due to a fuel flow violation. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

The FIA Court of Appeal has upheld the original decision of the stewards of the Australian GP, which means that Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo have now definitively lost their second place.

The court, which sat on Monday, rejected the arguments from RBR about the unreliability of the Gill fuel flow sensor in the RB10.

Apr 7

Bahrain was damage limitation, says Horner

Daniel Ricciardo getting ready for the Bahrain GP where he and teammate Vettel both finished solidly in the points. (Photo: Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo getting ready for the Bahrain GP, where he and teammate Vettel both finished solidly in the points. (Photo: Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

Christian Horner says he was happy to bag a fourth and sixth place in Bahrain, a track that did not favor Red Bull.

Daniel Ricciardo did a particularly impressive job to move up from 13th place as both drivers were able to run quickly in the final stint, on the soft tires.

Mar 31

Formula 1 notebook: Teams chasing Mercedes heading into Bahrain

Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg still leads the Formula 1 points standings after a second place finish at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg still leads the Formula 1 points standings after a second place finish in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 Formula 1 season is now two races old, and we are beginning to get a taste of which teams have performance and which still have some work to do.

Nico Rosberg remains the points leader heading into Bahrain, while Ferrari and Red Bull still have a lot of catching up to do to match Mercedes. Meanwhile, RBR driver Daniel Ricciardo just needs a bit of luck.

Mar 30

F1: Ricciardo Hit With Bahrain Grid Penalty

Daniel Ricciardo will drop 10 positions on the Bahrain GP grid. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo will drop 10 positions on the Bahrain GP grid. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo has received a 10-place grid penalty for the Bahrain Grand Prix as part of the clampdown on unsafe releases from pit stops since last year’s incident at the Nurburgring, when a TV cameraman was injured.

Under a new rule introduced this year, drivers can get both a stop and go penalty in the current race and a grid penalty for the next event.