Ricciardo excluded from Melbourne GP

Just a few hours of glory for Daniel Ricciardo. After getting his first career podium, the neo-promoted pilot of Red Bull Team was excluded from the race results of Australian GP as he didn’t comply with the consumption limits rule.

In fact this year, among the various novelties, two new limits have been fixed concerning the maximum consumption of fuel:

1)      For each GP, each pilot can use a maximum fuel amount of 100 Kg;

2)      Cars are limited to a fuel flow rate of 100kg/hour when the engine goes over 10.500 rpm;

as stated by article 5.1.4 of the new 2014 technical regulations and article 3.2 of the sporting regulations.

Red Bull Racing has immediately appealed the decision, but as far as now the second place on the podium has been taken by Kevin Magnussen of McLaren, on his debut day, and third place by his team mate, Jenson Button.