Red Bull pair to start from the back

Red Bull Racing PNL-141122-191957002
Red Bull Racing PNL-141122-191957002

Red Bull Racing feel they are being ‘singled out’ after both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel were disqualified from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday.

Ricciardo had put his RB10 in fifth place, one place ahead of Vettel in his final race with the team at the Yas Marina Circuit.

But the team were called in front of the stewards and thrown out of qualifying for using a newly designed front wing which scrutineering had deemed was ‘designed to flex.’

After carrying out their own investigation, the stewards agreed that the wing flaps breached Article 3.15 of the Technical Regulations, limiting moveable aerodynamics.

A statement from the team said: “Following the decision of the stewards regarding the front wings on both our cars, we are disappointed that we have been singled out for a front wing deflection test when it is clear that other teams are interpreting the rules in a similar fashion.

“The team accepts the decision of the stewards and will start the race from the back of the grid.”