Red Bull has very strong case, says Horner
10 April 2014 – Red Bull reckons it has "a very strong case" against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix.
The FIA's International Court of Appeal will stage a hearing on Monday, with Red Bull trying to get Ricciardo's second place finish restored. The Australian, contesting his first race for the World Champions, was disqualified after stewards determined that his car had consistently exceeded the maximum permitted fuel flow rate.
Although rival teams have steered clear of trouble over the first three races, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says continued problems with the FIA's measurement device strengthen its argument ahead of the appeal.
"Those points are vital, every point is vital," Horner is quoted by ESPN. "I think we've got a very strong case.
"As more races have progressed, issues have become more evident and understanding has come to light. Hopefully we can present our case fairly and get the second place back that Daniel deserves from Melbourne."
If Ricciardo is reinstated, he would move up to third in the Drivers' standings, behind Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull, meanwhile, would climb to second in the Constructors' battle.