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Why Red Bull’s Appeal Against Daniel Ricciardo’s Australia DQ Is a Waste of Time

It was revealed on Thursday that Red Bull has lodged an appeal to the FIA over Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix. Hours after crossing the finishing line to take second place in his home grand prix, Ricciardo learned that he had been excluded from the results for exceeding the maximum 100kg per hour fuel flow rate. Red Bull’s contention is that the sensor that checks the fuel flow rate was faulty and that the one fitted to the car during Sunday’s race had an error. The FIA had informed the team during the race that their flow rate was too high and to adjust it, but team boss Christian Horner decided to ignore the directive because he believed the sensor was producing the wrong data. &ldquo...

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