Australian GP: Ricciardo's Red Bull excluded

Australian GP: Ricciardo's Red Bull excluded

17th Mar 2014 6:34 pm

The Australian had crossed the line second, behind race winner Nico Rosberg of Mercedes.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has been excluded from the Australian Grand Prix after breaching fuel consumption rules. The Australian crossed the line second, behind race winner Nico Rosberg of Mercedes.

The sport's governing body, the FIA, has installed a fuel-flow sensor in each car to ensure teams do not exceed the maximum fuel-flow rate of 100kg/h.

Stewards said Ricciardo's car exceeded the rate "consistently". Red Bull say they will appeal.

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen has been promoted to second with his team-mate Jenson Button moving up to third.

But Red Bull boss Christian Horner insisted the team had complied with the regulations, adding that the fuel sensors have caused problems since their introduction.

"I'm extremely disappointed, quite surprised and we will of course appeal," said Horner.

Revised results: 2014 Australian GP

Pos  Driver             Team/Car                  Time/Gap
 1.  Nico Rosberg       Mercedes              1h32m58.710s
 2.  Kevin Magnussen    McLaren-Mercedes          +26.777s 
 3.  Jenson Button      McLaren-Mercedes          +30.027s 
 4.  Fernando Alonso    Ferrari                   +35.284s 
 5.  Valtteri Bottas    Williams-Mercedes         +47.639s 
 6.  Nico Hulkenberg    Force India-Mercedes      +50.718s 
 7.  Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari                   +57.675s 
 8.  Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso-Renault      +1m00.441s 
 9.  Daniil Kvyat       Toro Rosso-Renault      +1m03.585s 
10.  Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes    +1m25.916s 
11.  Adrian Sutil       Sauber-Ferrari              +1 lap 
12.  Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari              +1 lap 
13.  Max Chilton        Marussia-Ferrari           +2 laps 
14.  Jules Bianchi      Marussia-Ferrari           +8 laps*  

* Not classified
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