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Formula One: Red Bull ordered to pay costs of Ricciardo's fuel-flow appeal

Published on Apr 19, 2014 6:48 PM
 
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia smiles after finishing with the fourth fastest time during the second practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, on April 18, 2014. Formula One champions Red Bull were cleared of fraudulent behaviour but ordered to pay all costs of their failed appeal against Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix disqualification, a fuller court ruling has revealed. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Formula One champions Red Bull were cleared of fraudulent behaviour but ordered to pay all costs of their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix disqualification, a fuller court ruling has revealed.

A summary of the hearing published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) late on Friday said Red Bull had exceeded a fuel-flow limit imposed by the sport's new rules.

"Considering the technical issues at stake and the fact that this was the first official race under this new technology, the court does not find that the appellant's attitude in Australia was fraudulent," the FIA international court of appeal added.

Ricciardo was disqualified from the season-opening race hours after the Australian had finished second in front of his home fans when his car was found to have consistently exceeded the permitted 100kg per hour fuel-flow rate.

 
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