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Decision on Red Bull Melbourne disqualification appeal on Tuesday

Decision on Red Bull Melbourne disqualification appeal on Tuesday

The FIA will rule by Tuesday at the latest on Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix, the Formula One governing body’s International Court of Appeal (CAI) said on Monday. “We will announce the decision tomorrow morning at the latest,” CAI General Secretary Jean-Christophe Breillat said at the end of […]

Red Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new era

Red Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new era

The first big technical controversy of Formula One’s new engine era will have its day in court on Monday, with champions Red Bull confident that they have a strong case in appealing Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix exclusion. Ricciardo finished second in his home race last month, his debut for Red Bull, but was disqualified […]

Red Bull deny dropping Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Red Bull deny dropping Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Red Bull have denied reports that they are preparing to drop their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from second place at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. The story goes that FIA president Jean Todt, angry with world champion Sebastian Vettel’s crass dismissal of the new turbo V6 engine rules as “shit”, was offering to […]

Hamilton admits he did not want to stop in Melbourne

Hamilton admits he did not want to stop in Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton’s 2014 Formula 1 title campaign is still “very much on track”, however, he admits that he wanted to carry on racing despite being called into the pits early on in the Australian Grand Prix. The Melbourne polesitter had to retire at Albert Park after his Mercedes engine – among a mere allocation of […]

Red Bull appeal to be heard in Paris on 14 April

Red Bull appeal to be heard in Paris on 14 April

Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification from second place the Australian Grand Prix will be heard in Paris, a week after the Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA has announced. “The decision will be published as soon as possible after the hearing,” said the governing body in a statement. The hearing is an important […]

Red Bull disqualification appeal may take several weeks

Red Bull disqualification appeal may take several weeks

It may take several weeks before the outcome of Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification from the Australian Grad Prix is known. On Thursday, the reigning world champions lodged the official appeal papers with the governing FIA, after stewards took away Australian Ricciardo’s second place finish due to fuel flow irregularities. But it […]

Australian GP chairman Ron Walker steps down

Australian GP chairman Ron Walker steps down

The long-serving chairman of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne is stepping down. Ron Walker, a stalwart of the almost twenty-year-old Albert Park race and a close friend and political ally of Bernie Ecclestone, will retire after the 2015 event. “I’m 75 this year and it’s good governance to let someone fresh take the reins,” […]

Red Bull file papers to appeal Ricciardo disqualification

Red Bull file papers to appeal Ricciardo disqualification

Formula 1 champions Red Bull have formally appealed against the disqualification of Australian Daniel Ricciardo from his home grand prix in Melbourne last weekend, the team said on Thursday. A spokeswoman confirmed that the necessary documentation had been submitted. Ricciardo finished second in the race, his debut for Red Bull after joining from Toro Rosso, which […]

Briatore: Now we have drivers forced to behave on the track like accountants

Briatore: Now we have drivers forced to behave on the track like accountants

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of Formula 1 after the first race of the all new V6 turbo era. The 63-year-old Italian, absent from Formula 1 in the wake of the crashgate scandal, said that he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators […]

Tech Talk: We explain why Ricciardo was disqualified as Flowgate becomes F1′s latest saga

Tech Talk: We explain why Ricciardo was disqualified as Flowgate becomes F1′s latest saga

The 2014 edition of Formula 1 will probably best be remembered as the season that introduced one of the largest regulation shake ups in the history of the sport. This has came to bite Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo particularly hard in Melbourne and with it ‘Flowgate’ becomes the sport’s latest high profile controversy. Having […]

New Ferrari V6 turbo power unit too heavy and lacking top speed

New Ferrari V6 turbo power unit too heavy and lacking top speed

One of Ferrari’s immediate problems is that its all-new 2014 Formula 1 V6 turbo engine is “too heavy”, according to Auto Motor und Sport, who said that customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a Power Unit design that is overweight by at least 13 kilograms, which is also slow in a straight line. Correspondent […]

FIA backs fuel flow sensor maker in aftermath of Red Bull disqualification

FIA backs fuel flow sensor maker in aftermath of Red Bull disqualification

Formula 1′s governing body is satisfied with the ultrasonic fuel flow meter, the accuracy of which was questioned by champions Red Bull after Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, the makers said. Gill Sensors released the following statement: “Following the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, the FIA have provided Gill Sensors with […]

Tech Talk: Wings of change in Melbourne

Tech Talk: Wings of change in Melbourne

With blown diffusers and the elimination of exhaust assisted aero, teams are pushing development to regain downforce in the new V6 turbo era, and with huge torque on tap downforce at low speeds is the Valhalla everyone is aiming for. During the Australian Grand Prix weekend teams were testing front wing derivatives in this quest […]

Dennis says Magnussen has the right stuff to be world champion

Dennis says Magnussen has the right stuff to be world champion

Kevin Magnussen “has world champion potential” according to his McLaren boss Ron Dennis, after the rookie finished second in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The young Dane crossed the line third but after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion inherited second place, delivering one of the most impressive displays of driving by a Formula 1 debutant in recent […]

Mercedes dedicate Melbourne victory to Schumacher

Mercedes dedicate Melbourne victory to Schumacher

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff dedicated Nico Rosberg’s victory to to their former driver Michael Schumacher, who lies comatose in a hospital in France. Speaking after his team’s triumph at the opening race of the 2014 season in Melbourne Wolff said, “Finally, this victory has a very special meaning for us, too. I would like […]

Whiting reveals Red Bull were warned early in the race

Whiting reveals Red Bull were warned early in the race

Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has revealed that Red Bull were warned after Qualifying and during the Australian Grand Prix that they were breaking the rules, which after the race led to Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from second place for contravening the fuel flow rules. Whiting told members of the media, “We advised them twice […]

Lauda assures Hamilton his title fight is by no means over

Lauda assures Hamilton his title fight is by no means over

Lewis Hamilton is still very much in the hunt for the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. That is the view of Mercedes Team Chairman Niki Lauda, who revealed that he “consoled” the Melbourne pole-sitter by harking back to his own Formula 1 history. After Hamilton retired at Albert […]

Williams banish the ghosts of a dismal 2013 and look like contenders for 2014

Williams banish the ghosts of a dismal 2013 and look like contenders for 2014

Valtteri Bottas scored twice as many points in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix than Williams managed in all of last year but the Finn and his Formula One team still left Melbourne knowing that they could have done better. The 24-year-old finished fifth, thanks to the disqualification of Red Bull’s second placed Australian Daniel Ricciardo […]

Ecclestone: If you bought strawberry jam at the supermarket and you got peanut butter you’d be a bit pissed off

Ecclestone: If you bought strawberry jam at the supermarket and you got peanut butter you’d be a bit pissed off

The commotion about Formula 1′s new quieter cars – which have greatly upset fans of the sport – could hit the sport’s revenues and lead to teams getting less money if promoters take legal action, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday. Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker said after Sunday’s season-opener that he […]

Ricciardo: I still stood there on the podium and that was a great feeling

Ricciardo: I still stood there on the podium and that was a great feeling

Daniel Ricciardo’s headline grabbing second place finish at the season opening Australian Grand Prix was a short-lived experience for the ever smiling, popular Red Bull driver. Nevertheless it lasted long enough for him and to enjoy a memorable podium ceremony, talk from the heart in the post race press conference, savour the fact that he had […]

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