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Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has blasted the new fuel flow sensors that is at the heart of the new engines in Formula One are not up to the mark.
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo finished in second place at the Australian Grand Prix but was disqualified from his position for exceeding the limit of fuel usage that is permitted by the FIA. Horner has blasted the decision and has appealed against it was well and he has said that the governing body needs to find better ways to police the rules it brings into the sport.
But the FIA has rebutted the claims made by Horner and has stated that the sensors was the best technology that they had available.
The sport has seen the introduction of a new turbo hybrid engine this season and has also introduced two fuel restrictions – a maximum load of 100 kg fuel load for a race distance as well as a fuel flow which cannot exceed a limit of 100 kg per hour.
Red Bull was repeatedly warned during the race in Australia that their car was running beyond the permissible limit but believing the sensors to be faulty, they continued the race following their own readings.
And contending that the team complied with the new rules at all times, he also announced that 14th April has been set as the date for the hearing of the appeal.
Horner stated that the teams need to work in tandem with the FIA to find a better solution because there was too much riding on it. He stated that there was too much invested in a Grand Prix and having a sensor that could move around and drift and even fail could be catastrophic for the future for the sport in the long term future.
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The legendary Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has suffered certain life-threatening injuries during a horrible skiing accident that took place in the ski resort of Meribel (France) on the 29th of December, 2013. Schumacher is currently being treated in the Grenoble University Hospital (France). The doctors have operated on Schumacher for about two times in order to reduce the swelling of his brain and also to get rid of the dangerous haematomas.
This skiing accident has actually attracted universal attention because Schumacher has been one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers. Fans and people belonging to the different parts of the world are showing their support to Schumacher’s family and are also praying for Schumacher’s fast recovery.
Sabine Kehm- Manager of Michael Schumacher had made it very clear that media people should respect Schumacher and his family’s privacy. However, recently a journalist tried to get information regarding Schumacher’s health by using certain unlawful methods.
The above attempt made by the journalist prompted Corinna Schumacher (wife of Michael Schumacher) to release an official statement that the media should respect Michael Schumacher and his family’s privacy. They should stop harassing the Grenoble University Hospital and the doctors who are treating Schumacher.
Corinna said that it is essential that the doctors and the staff who are attending Schumacher are not pressurized by the questions posed by the media people so that they can carry out their work appropriately. She has requested the media to stay away from the hospital and Schumacher’s family as much as possible.
French prosecutors are trying to find out the true cause of the skiing accident. Schumacher’s helmet camera that was split into two halves has been handed over to the French prosecutors by Schumacher’s family so that further investigations can be carried out with the help of any evidence provided by the camera.
Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean has stated that he doesn’t want to do any talking and wants to show his worth on the track behind the wheels as he fights to remain at the team for the 2014 season.
It was announced a few days back that the team’s first choice driver Kimi Raikkonen would be leaving at the end of the present season to rejoin Scuderia Ferrari for the 2014 season and partner Fernando Alonso and team principal Eric Boulier has stated that he is already in talks with several drivers as possible replacement for the Finn.
The departure of the Finn, in hindsight, should have strengthened the position of the Frenchman at Lotus F1 with the team eager to maintain some sort of consistency to back up the good work they have done with their car but he insisted that he intends to prove on the track all that he can that he deserves the shot to carry on.
Speaking to journalists, Romain Grosjean stated that he is firmly focused on the remainder of the season and do the best job he can on the tracks so that the team understands his true value. He also admitted that although there have been several movements in the driver market recently; he hasn’t been affected by it one bit.
He stated that there are still some fantastic races to look forward to and mentioned that it will be a busy couple of months and he mentioned that he will be doing the best job possible to ensure the team finishes the season strongly and the team is given their due at the end of the season.
Although Romain Grosjean has struggled for some time in recent races, since Germany, he has been a new man and is hopeful of a clear shot at number one.