Red Bull To Appeal Daniel Ricciardo's Disqualification From Australian F1 Grand Prix
F1 team Red Bull has formally confirmed its intention "to appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from Sunday's Australian Grand Prix," according to the London TELEGRAPH. Ricciardo "had initally thrilled his home crowd at Melbourne's Albert Park in finishing runner-up to Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, only for the stewards to later exclude him from the race classification due to a technical fuel infringement with his Red Bull." After immediately serving notice of its intention to appeal, the team "were then given 96 hours to process their application, doing so just ahead of Thursday's deadline via the Austrian motor sport federation." A hearing "will now go before the FIA's Court of Appeal at a date yet to be determined" (TELEGRAPH, 3/20). The BBC's Andrew Benson reported this year, F1 engines "must have a fuel-flow rate of no more than 100kg/h at full throttle." It is the first year of a new engine formula, which "has seen the introduction of 1.6-litre V6 hybrids with a limited fuel allowance" (BBC, 3/20).