Ricciardo over appeal: I had moved on
17 April 2014 – Despite admitting to disappointment after Red Bull's failed appeal over his exclusion from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo says the outcome was expected and that he had "moved on".
Ricciardo finished the Melbourne race in second position, but he was later disqualified for consistently exceeding the 100kg/h fuel flow limit following his Red Bull team's decision opted to run with its own measurement devices.
The International Court of Appeal played host to a hearing on Monday, but the original decision was upheld.
"I'm obviously a little bit disappointed but at the same time I had moved on already," Ricciardo explained.
"I think on Sunday night in Melbourne the damage was already done. I went from a big high to a pretty big low, so I'd sort of already moved on. I hoped but didn't really expect too much to come from it [the hearing]. So that's it.
"I'm now here in Shanghai. There are no more ifs or buts, I have 12 points and I just have to play catch-up."
Ricciardo currently sits 10th in the championship standings, 49 behind the leading Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.