The World Champions Red Bull Racing has lost an appeal against the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo Australian GP. The court in Paris ruled that the elimination of the Australian was justified. The trophy shall be handed over McLaren.
The exact reasons of the court ruling have not yet been revealed. But, it is clear that Red Bull could not credibly obvious that the fuel flow sensors have not worked in Australia and that it was therefore permitted to the FIA to ignore measurements and to drive only to their own data. And it’s resulted Daniel Ricciardo gets his second place from the first race in Melbourne not return.
“Obviously a little bit disappointed (to lose the appeal), but at the same time I had moved on already,” the 24-year-old told reporters ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
“I hoped but I didn’t really expect too much to come of it. So that’s it.”
He added that his main target now was to make up for his lost points, starting this weekend in Shanghai.
“I’m here now in Shanghai. There’s no more ifs or buts. I have 12 points and I just have to play catch-up,” he said.