Red Bull more confident of Melbourne appeal win

Thursday 10th April 2014, 10:56 by TF1T Staff 

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Red Bull's Christian Horner believes their case against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix has grown stronger with every passing race.

The Australian was disqualified for apparently exceeding the fuel flow limit of 100kg/h after Red Bull opted to use their own data, rather than that from the FIA homologated sensor.

A hearing is due to take place on Monday in which the team will hope to provide enough evidence to prove that the sensor was inaccurate and Horner says every race since has backed up their case.

"Those points are vital, every point is vital," he told ESPN. "I think we've got a very strong case.

"As more races have progressed, issues have become more evident and understanding has come to light. Hopefully we can present our case fairly and get the second place back that Daniel deserves from Melbourne."

If Red Bull succeed, Ricciardo will move up to third in the drivers' championship behind Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton whilst the team itself will take up second.

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