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2014-03-27 08:42

FUEL PROBLEMS: F1 Red Bull team driver Daniel Ricciardo in action at the 2014 Melbourne F1 GP. He was disqualified. Image: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner is not ruling out more fuel-flow controversy during the next two race weekends in Malaysia and Bahrain.

Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification in Melbourne will not be heard by the FIA until after the forthcoming double-header.

Until then, Horner said, the team was convinced it did nothing wrong in Australia by ignoring Charlie Whiting's advice and following the technical regulations to the letter.

HOPE FOR THE BEST

The UK's Telegraph newspaper also quoted him as questioning the behaviour of other teams, which are buying "hundreds" of approved fuel sensors and choosing to use only those which gave the best performance.

Horner said: "Whether there will be further arguments over the course of the next two weekends in Malaysia and Bahrain, ahead of the appeal hearing, remains to be seen. I hope we'll have a sensor that works.

"If there is a variance then it's something we will probably have to discuss with the International Automobile Federation and we probably won't be alone in that position."

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