Following Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from second place in the Australian Grand Prix the FIA stewards issued the following explanation for their decision.
Daniel Ricciardo has been stripped of his second place in the Australian Grand Prix after his car failed a technical inspection.
Sebastian Vettel’s qualifying performance was impaired by a software problem on his car, Red Bull have confirmed.
Sebastian Vettel and Kevin Magnussen have been cleared of failing to slow sufficiently for yellow flags during qualifying.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner hailed Daniel Ricciardo’s performance in his first qualifying session for the team.
Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull are pleased to discover their car is more competitive than they expected having been the third-fastest team on Friday.
Mark Webber would have been at a disadvantage under the new rules had he continued to race in F1 in 2014, according to Red Bull’s Adrian Newey.
Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey admitted the team should have switched its attention fully to the team’s 2014 car earlier following a troubled start to the season.
Sebastian Vettel admits Red Bull are starting their championship defence on the back foot after problems during winter testing.
Red Bull’s testing programme was wrecked by a string of problems with the RB10 which could threatens to end their run of championship success.