Updated: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:22 | By Agence France-Presse

Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Red Bull on Tuesday lost their appeal over Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.

Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia during a practice session at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 14, 2014 - by William West

The world champions had sought to overturn the stripping of Ricciardo's second place in Melbourne for breaching fuel flow regulations.

The FIA's International Court of Appeal issued a ruling after a six-hour hearing Monday when other teams had called for the punishmen to be toughened.

Red Bull's rookie Australian driver is left in 10th place in the championship with 12 points, 49 behind Mercedes' pacesetter Nico Rosberg ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Red Bull are fourth in the constructors' standings on 35 points with Mercedes leading on 111.

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