Red Bull Racing
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 25

Renault ready for Malaysia challenge

With Ricciardo's disqualification, Caterham, Red Bull and Lotus, all powered by Renault, failed to score points at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

With Ricciardo’s disqualification, Caterham, Red Bull and Lotus, all powered by Renault, failed to score points at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Renault Sport insists that it has got to the bottom of the problems suffered in Australia.

Although three of its cars made the points, the other five Renault powered cars failed to see the flag, albeit for a variety of reasons.

Mar 21

F1: FIA Sets Date For Red Bull Appeal Hearing

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the Australian Grand Prix before being excluded. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the Australian Grand Prix before being excluded. (Photo: Getty Images)

As expected, Red Bull’s appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the results of the Australian Grand Prix will be heard between the Bahrain and Chinese events.

The FIA confirmed today that the International Court of Appeal hearing will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Paris on Monday April 14. Given the usual time constraints, it was never going to happen any earlier than the gap between the two races.

Mar 20

RBR presses on with Ricciardo appeal

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the opening F1 race of the season, before the FIA disqualified him due to a fuel infraction. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the opening F1 race of the season, but was disqualified by the stewards due to a fuel flow violation. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing has confirmed its intention to press ahead with its appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian GP.

Sometimes teams go through the motions of appealing in order to buy time on the Sunday night of a GP weekend, and then, on consideration of the facts and the chances of success, decide not to press ahead. Therefore, it’s clear that RBR is confident that it has a good case.

Mar 18

We must watch Red Bull and Williams, says Wolff

Valtteri Bottas exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Toto Wolff is not underestimating the opposition, and the Mercedes boss says both Williams and Red Bull could have been more competitive in Australia

Wolff suggested that Red Bull would have been more of a threat had Sebastian Vettel not had a troubled weekend.

“If you see where they [RBR] were two weeks ago, we need to be very careful,” said Wolff. “We haven’t seen Sebastian running with a reliable car and a fast car, and you would expect him, with his experience, to go even faster. So we have to keep on pushing.”

While his Williams team mate Felipe Massa was out at the first corner, Valterri Bottas was one of the few drivers who could overtake in Australia, and he finished fifth despite losing time when he clipped the wall early on.

“I guess if you look at Valtteri’s pace before he hit the wall, and then I think his steering wheel was not completely straight, and then his pace afterwards, I would say if they have a normal race and they qualify better than here, probably they would have ended up on the podium. I’m quite sure they would have ended up on the podium.”