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Red Bull's case getting stronger - Horner

Thursday 10th April 2014

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Red Bull's case getting stronger - Horner

Red Bull's case getting stronger - Horner

Red Bull Principal Christian Horner believes their chances of winning the appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has improved.

The FIA's International Court of Appeal will hear Red Bull's case on Monday after which Horner hopes that the Australian's podium finish will be reinstated.

Ricciardo was disqualified after his debut for the Milton Keynes team for exceeding the allowed fuel flow limits according to the FIA's sensor, although Red Bull claims to have data that proves that the Australian's car did in fact comply and that the readings on the FIA sensor were faulty.

Although none of the other teams on the grid have been found guilty of the same rules violation, Horner believes the problems with the fuel flow sensors over the last two weeks have strengthened their case.

"Those points are vital, every point is vital," Horner told ESPN.

"I think we've got a very strong case. As more races have progressed, [the] issue have become more evident and issues and understanding has come to light. Hopefully we can present our case fairly and get the second place back that Daniel deserves from Melbourne."

Horner added that Red Bull will continue to work towards catching the table topping Mercedes cars even though the gap between them after the first three races of the season is clearly bigger than he had hoped.

"We're just going to keep working on it, no-one is giving up. We know where we need to improve and we are just going to keep pushing. The Renault guys are working hard on it in Paris and everybody in Milton Keynes if fully fired up," he continued.

"If you think where we were five weeks ago at the [pre-season] test in Bahrain we would never have made a race distance, let alone a competitive race. In China Mercedes are going to be very difficult to compete against with the km-long straight, but once we get back to Europe we need to start making in-roads into them.

"It's no secret that we are significantly down on straight-line performance to Mercedes. The Renault guys know that and are working hard on it and anything we do to close that gap will only get us closer to them. Considering where we are with our disadvantage with straight-line speed, to achieve what we have been achieving is seriously impressive."

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