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F1: 2nd-placed Ricciardo probed over fuel flow

Published on Mar 16, 2014 6:44 PM
 
Second-placed Red Bull Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Daniel Ricciardo's runner-up finish in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix is under threat after his Red Bull car was found to have "exceeded consistently the maximum allowed fuel flow", FIA said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Daniel Ricciardo's runner-up finish in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix is under threat after his Red Bull car was found to have "exceeded consistently the maximum allowed fuel flow", FIA said.

The International Automobile Federation's technical delegate Jo Bauer has referred the matter to the race stewards in Melbourne, who must now decide whether to take action against Ricciardo.

The Australian's podium finish was the first of his career, and in his first race with Red Bull. This year, Formula One has introduced a fuel limit as well as a maximum fuel flow, which refers to the rate of use.