Mateschitz has questions about 2015 Formula 1 budget cap 11 February, 2014 Dietrich Mateschitz With World Champions Red Bull arguably the biggest spenders in pitlane, billionaire boss Dieter Mateschitz gave his views on plans for Formula 1 team budget caps starting in 2015 and this season’s Ferrari driver pairing. “At the moment the question of what is excluded and what else the manufacturers can redeploy in other budgets is still open,” he said. “On one hand, billions were spent on the development of the new engines, which is not questioned,” added Mateschitz. He was asked about Ferrari’s explosive ‘fire and ice’ new driver pairing of Fernando Alonso alongside fellow Champion Kimi Raikkonen. “Even if there are frictions,” Mateschitz insisted, “it has to work. “With us, the media spoke about the crisis between Vettel and Webber for the longest time, but it still worked. “It doesn’t matter if Alonso and Raikkonen are blood brothers or not.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsHorner: If things are left as they are Renault could be pushed outVergne bids au revoir to Toro RossoMarko: Legally it’s not ok that Vettel is already with FerrariTodt rubbishes Red Bull’s twin-turbo planRed Bull: Engine freeze situation is ridiculousHorner admits F1 engine unfreeze unlikely to happenSainz: Red Bull will decide my future when F1 season endsMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingMarko predicts Alonso is heading back to McLaren Dr. Azlan Alonso and Kimi both wanting to be No 1. The one ahead is the No. 1. Boycottthebull The only one that seems up in arms about the budget cap is the guy that spends the most. farizY Quite obvious really. No need to mention this. He has a point, how will the budget cap be laid out? Budget caps would certainly be interesting. But as what happened in the past, budget cap never really materialised. Teams ended up spending more. Not sure how are they going to enforce this.