Red Bull lose appeal over Ricciardo disqualification

The International Court of Appeal has sided with the Australian Grand Prix race stewards and upheld their decision to exclude Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo from second place.

A lengthy ICA hearing on Monday in Paris saw Red Bull present evidence in an attempt to prove it had complied with the 100kg/h fuel flow regulations. The team were confident they could overturn the stewards decision to disqualify the Australian from his home race.

However a statement on Tuesday morning from the ICA confirmed that those presiding over the case; Mr Harry Duijm, Mr Rui Botica Santos, Mr Philippe Narmino, Mr Antonio Rigozzi and Mr Jan Stovicek agreed with the stewards and the FIA's ruling that Red Bull breached the regulations.

"The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision N°56 of the Stewards by which they decided to exclude Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s car N°3 from the results of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix," read a statement.

The ICA will issue a full explanation by the end of the week.