Dietrich Mateschitz dislikes greener, quieter F1
By: GMM on March 24, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Daniel Ricciardo is sporting the Red Bull colours this yr in Formula One. The team’;s sponsor warns that it truly is monetary contribution to the sport must not be taken lightly.
Dietrich Mateschitz has warned that his business, the power drink Red Bull, is not infinitely committed to Formula One particular.
The Austrian billionaire’;s comments come as his premier F1 team, reigning world champions Red Bull, challenge the governing FIA over Daniel Ricciardo’;s disqualification in Melbourne in excess of the fuel-flow sensor saga.
“The truth is that the federation’;s sensor has provided inaccurate values considering that the beginning of the [winter] exams,” Mateschitz, who seldom offers interviews, advised the Vienna every day Kurier. “We can prove that we had been inside the limits” in Australia.
Mateschitz has explained ahead of that Red Bull is ready to leave F1 if the sport no longer gives the company the sort of financial value it is searching for.
“The question is not so significantly about whether or not it helps make economic sense, but far more to do with the sporting value, political influence and the like,” he said. “We have had it all, but on these items, from our perspective, there is a clear restrict to what we can accept.”
He also expressed aggravation about F1’;s new era of smaller sized, greener, quieter and much more productive engines.
“Formula 1 should be again what it constantly has been: the greatest discipline,” stated the 69-yr-outdated Austrian. “It is not there to set new information in fuel consumption, or so you can speak at a whisper throughout a race, and the biggest thrill is the squealing of the tires. I contemplate it equally absurd that we are going a 2nd slower than final yr and that the junior series GP2 is virtually as quickly as Formula 1 with a fraction of the budget.”
But even even though he may not like the new-look F1, Mateschitz mentioned Red Bull is not offering up the fight to catch dominant Mercedes in 2014.
“We are functioning all around the clock with our spouse Renault and will make an additional massive stage in the up coming 2 to 3 weeks. There are 18 races to go.
“We will be back.”
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