Red Bull surprised by Mercedes stance at hearing

Wednesday 16th April 2014, 20:37 by TF1T Staff 

Jean Todt, Matteo Bonciani, Christian Horner and Helmut Marko ( Getty Images)

Red Bull's Helmut Marko has admitted to being "amazed" by Mercedes stance at the International Court of Appeal hearing earlier this week.

The Anglo-German outfit sent their own lawyer to the hearing and called for further punishment for the current champions, after describing their decision to go against the FIA's advice as a "flagrant and deliberate" breach of the rules.

Marko says the language Mercedes' representative used and his aggressive manner came as a surprise.

"We are obviously bitterly disappointed [by the result]," he told Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

"We cannot say any more until we get the detailed reasons for the judgement, but what amazed us even more was the language and aggressiveness that our competitor Mercedes used to argue against us," he said.

The ICA upheld the stewards decision to exclude Daniel Ricciardo from second place, but didn't follow Mercedes advice to further punish the team.

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