Helmut Marko with Christian Horner Red Bull have denied reports that they are preparing to drop their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from second place at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The story goes that FIA president Jean Todt, angry with world champion Sebastian Vettel's crass dismissal of the new turbo V6 engine rules as 'shit', was offering to drop a disrepute charge if Red Bull agrees to drop the appeal.
'Utter nonsense,' Helmut Marko is quoted by Germany's Sky. 'I have no idea where that came from. We are preparing for the appeal hearing.'
Team boss Christian Horner on Monday denied that the FIA had even contacted Red Bull about Vettel's swearing.
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