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2014-04-14 09:43

CASE CONTINUES: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo’s case will be presented at the FIA international court of appeal. Image: AFP

PARIS, France - In March 2014 Wheels24 reported that Formula 1 team Red Bull announced its appeal date (April 14) for the disqualification of its driver Daniel Ricciardo in Melbourne Australia.

Formula 1 team Red Bull will present "new evidence" in Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne disqualification  appeal. The team believes it has a "a very strong case."

Many believed the team would fail to convince the International Automotive Federations (FIA) international court of appeal to quash the stewards' ruling in Paris.


Red Bull admittedly ignored the readings of the mandatory fuel-flow sensor, claiming the devices supplied by a British company called Gill are inaccurate.

Team principal Christian Horner said: "As races progressed, issues have become more evident, new evidence has come to light and new understandings have come to light. We believe we have a very strong case."

Following a disastrous winter pre-season for Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault, the team is only fourth in the Constructors' championship after three races.

Defending Red Bull's push to recover Ricciardo's second place finish, Horner insisted: "Those points are vital - every point is vital."

The FIA says it intends to publish the results of the appeal "as soon as possible" after the hearing is complete.

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