Red Bull 'accepts' outcome of appeal
15 April 2014 – Red Bull says it "accepts" the decision of the International Court of Appeal to uphold Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix, and says it will "move on" ahead of this weekend's Chinese event.
Ricciardo had finished second in the Melbourne race, but the stewards disqualified his car for surpassing the 100kg/h fuel flow rate, after Red Bull went against a technical directive and used its own measurement device.
Despite claims that it did not break the regulations, the World Champion squad ultimately lost its appeal.
"Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today," read a team statement.
"We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn't think we had a very strong case. We always believed we adhered to the technical regulations throughout the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. We are sorry for Daniel (Ricciardo) that he will not be awarded the 18 points from the event, which we think he deserved. We will continue to work very hard to amass as many points as possible for the team, Daniel and Sebastian (Vettel) throughout the season.
"We will now move on from this and concentrate on this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix."
The decision leaves Ricciardo 10th in the championship standings, while the Red Bull team occupies fourth.