Mateschitz has questions about 2015 Formula 1 budget cap

Dietrich Mateschitz

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)

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  • 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.