Deliberate, yes, but what about the intention behind the act? Was it because they intended on cheating, or because they thought they knew better? You won't find a bigger critic of Red Bull than me. I have long felt that they have abused the rules and gotten away with it because it is technically legal. And as we have seen, they are already trying to spin it into a non-existent issue to avoid being put under the microscope themselves. They have already got the Australian media on-side; the Herald-Sun ran a headline reading GRAND FARCE that made Ricciardo's disqualification out to be a result of a team innocently breaching an obscure part of the rules by trying to do the right thing. Honestly, I think any appeal they make is doomed to failure because they ignored the stewards, and even if they prove that Ricciardo never went over 100kg/hr. But I would rather see them punished for the rules they actually broke. If they tried to cheat, then they should be hung out to dry. A two- or three-race ban ought to do it. But if the fuel consumption was too high because they made a mistake in the calculations, then disqualify them for the rules they actually broke on purpose, and let sleeping dogs lie on the rest. Part of me would like to believe that the FIA and the teams saw something like this coming. A week before the race, Charlie Whiting said that there would be zero tolerance on fuel consumption, and Luca di Montezemolo implored the FIA to crack down on anyone they thought was trying to exploit the rules.