Formula 1 | Hamilton, Vettel and Alonso also opposed to salary cap

Other F1 drivers, among the best paid on the board, have also spoken out against the arrival of a salary cap for drivers, starting with Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion.

In Baku, he had already said that he would probably not know such a device, since he is coming to the end of his career, but he opposed it. Can he elaborate on his thoughts on a limited revenue cap for pilots?

“That’s a hard question to answer. I don’t really have all the facts. And I haven’t really spent too much time thinking about it. So I can’t give you a factual answer on what is right or wrong,” explains the Briton.

“I think there is some truth in what was expressed (yesterday) by other riders: a lot of us are here because there have been big investments in us since very young. had to pay back, which you naturally want to do anyway.”

“That, for sure, could impact the younger generation in the future. Also, we have to remember that F1 has gone from being a company that is worth $4-6 billion to a company valued at $14 billion. keeps growing, teams are making more money than ever before. So…and we’re a big part of that.”

“Like I said, I won’t be here very long but I’m thinking about the next younger generation.”

Sebastian Vettel also rebounded on the words of Lewis Hamilton and attacks the profits of the big teams, now profitable in F1!

“I think it’s a mistake to have a salary cap for the reasons that Lewis mentioned.”

“I think it’s interesting to see where this proposal is coming from. Obviously now we have a budget cap which, you know, pushes the model towards profit for all teams and especially the bigger ones.”

“So I’m suggesting maybe they should be capped in terms of earnings and anything beyond that should, I don’t know, go into a certain pool to do great things with and have a positive impact. Since it’s a suggestion, I can imagine that my answer will become a subject that will disappear.”

Fernando Alonso nods alongside him: “That’s why I wanted Seb to answer before me, he always has great ideas!”

Could a salary cap affect his desire to drive in F1?

“No no. Well, it depends how… what’s the ceiling? But I don’t think so. I think we all like, you know, running and… but it’s also true what Lewis said, you know, and I think we are doing more things than ever before and there are 23 or 25 races, there are events everywhere. The sponsors are coming back to F1, in all the teams, we are doing more things than ever before.”

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