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Another fuel sensor failure for Red Bull in Bahrain (VIDEO)

Apr 4, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

Red Bull has suffered yet another fuel sensor failure during practice for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, compounding the team’s problems that have blighted its progress so far this season.

In a new regulation introduced for the 2014 season, teams are restricted to a maximum fuel flow of 100kg/h, and Red Bull fell foul of this rule at the Australian Grand Prix which led to Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification. The team stringently denied that it had broken this rule, and instead blamed the FIA sensors. As a result, an appeal hearing will be held in Paris on April 14th, but the team has since suffered from more problems.

As NBCSN’s Will Buxton explains in this video, the team has suffered from more bad luck this weekend, but these incidents are restricted to the Renault engines only. The team has met with the FIA and agreed on a contingency plan in the event of a sensor failure.

  1. techmeister1 - Apr 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    The alleged fuel flow meter failures only seem to be happening at Red B.S. Racing not on any other cars even those with Renault engines. So you have to ask yourself what is Red B.S. Racing doing to break these devices and make it look like there is a technical issue when they were caught cheating twice in two races and now they are trying to get away with cheating three times in three races. They really are SCUM!

    • crunge4461 - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      It was my understanding that at least one other car in Melbourne had a failure and they ran the race without the fuel flow meter. Now how it is that they do not get reprimanded and Red Bull is beyond me, but that was open conversation among analysts. The fuel flow meter is dumb to begin with, just give them a certain amount of fuel and if you use to much you run out of gas, this fuel flow sensor nonsense is exactly that, nonsense, and over-complicated solution to a simple problem

  2. worknman24hours - Apr 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    I could see Adrian throwing it right against a wall to cause it to fail.

    “Blankety blank fuel sensor!”

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