Connect with us

Daniel Ricciardo

Horner: Red Bull can win the appeal over Ricciardo’s disqualification

Published

on

Christian-Horner-and-Daniel-Ricciardo-RedbullRed Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner extremely confident that his team can win the appeal over Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from second place at the Australian GP.

The defending world champions believes it has all proof to convince the F1 governing body that it did not breach the sport’s 100kg/h fuel flow rate rule, he speaking ahead of this weekend Malaysian GP, and the appeal hearing on April 14 in Paris.

Also he is not ruling out more fuel-flow controversy for the next two race weekends in Malaysia and Bahrain.

“We are appealing on the grounds that we do not believe – and we are extremely confident that – we haven’t broken the rules, that we haven’t exceeded the 100kg/h of fuel that is permitted to be utilised by the car and the engine. So that was the reason for our appeal, we feel we have a strong case and it will be down to the appeal court to ultimately decide,” Horner told Sky Sports News.

When the source asked him, to make clear why he thinks they have a strong case, Horner added: “I think our whole case, the whole dispute, is based on which reading is correct. We have a sensor that is drifting and isn’t reading correctly versus a fuel rail that we know is calibrated and we know that it hasn’t varied throughout the weekend and has subsequently been checked and found to be not faulty and hasn’t moved or varied at all since it was installed on the car prior to the weekend.

“Our argument is very simple – that we haven’t broken the Technical Regulations. That we haven’t exceeded the fuel flow rate and that the sensor, which hopefully we will be able to demonstrate in the appeal, is erroneous.”

“I think the problem with the Technical Directive is that as we have seen in the Pirelli tyre case or the double diffuser case, the directive, as it now states on the bottom of the directive, is the opinion of the Technical Delegate – it is not a regulation, it is not regulatory, it is purely an opinion. We are bound by the Technical and Sporting Regulations. 5.1.4 of the Technical Regulations says you must not exceed 100kg/h of fuel usage – we haven’t done that. Therefore our view is we haven’t broken the regulations and Technical Directives are of non-regulatory value.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F12 hours ago

Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne critical condition ‘irreversible’

Sergio Marchionne is in a coma in intensive care, according to reports from Italy. Ansa news agency reports that, after...

2018 F13 hours ago

Mercedes boss not accusing Ferrari of ‘illegal’ engine

Toto Wolff has played down reports Ferrari’s 2018 power unit could be ‘illegal’. “We do not ask ourselves that,” said...

2018 F18 hours ago

Race Analysis: 2018 German Grand Prix

  Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring circuit, starting from 14th on the grid, the...

2018 F118 hours ago

Hamilton escapes race ban penalty for pit entry incident

Lewis Hamilton has escaped a race ban penalty following the investigation by race stewards at Hockenheim summoned him over a...

2018 F120 hours ago

Hamilton’s German GP victory under threat

Lewis Hamilton’s German Grand Prix victory is under investigation following the race stewards at Hockenheim summoned him over a possible...

2018 F120 hours ago

Hamilton wins German GP from 14th as Vettel crashes out

Lewis Hamilton started from 14th on the grid to a 66th F1 career victory, and back into the lead of...

2018 F121 hours ago

Race Results – German Grand Prix

2018 F1 world championship results – Round Eleven – Results in 2018 German Formula 1 Grand Prix, Sunday Race results...

2018 F11 day ago

Mercedes’ paranoia: Blame and Acceptance

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have had some interesting remarks about Ferrari, after the latter’s spurt in performance at the German...

2018 F11 day ago

F1 shocked as Ferrari president departs

The F1 paddock at Hockenheim is shocked that Ferrari’s president Sergio Marchionne has suddenly departed the team and formula one....

2018 F11 day ago

Starting Grid: German Grand Prix

The local hero, Sebastian Vettel took his 55th F1 career pole position in front of his home crowd at Hockenheimring...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media