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Ricciardo was not banking on successful appeal

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Daniel Ricciardo: "I've got 12 points and I've got to try and play catch-up" © Sutton Images

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he did not hold high hopes of having his Australian Grand Prix podium reinstated at this week's FIA appeal hearing in Paris.

Ricciardo was disqualified from his home race after the stewards found his car to be consistently over the maximum fuel-flow limit according to the FIA sensor fitted in his car. Red Bull appealed his exclusion from the race, arguing the sensor was giving incorrect readings and that Ricciardo had not exceeded the fuel flow limit during the race, but was not successful.

"I'm obviously a little bit disappointed but I had moved on," he said. "On Sunday night in Melbourne the damage was done and I went from a big high to a pretty big low, so I had sort of already moved on. I hoped but didn't expect too much to come from it."

Ricciardo said he would try to make up for the lost points this weekend.

"That's it and I'm here now in Shanghai and there's no more ifs and buts. I've got 12 points and I've got to try and play catch-up."

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