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Max Verstappen Hits Out Strongly Against The Idea Of A Salary Cap In F1

Max Verstappen Hits Out Strongly Against The Idea Of A Salary Cap In F1
By Colman Stanley

The leading driver in F1, Max Verstappen, has hit out at suggestions that the sport should introduce a salary cap for drivers.

Verstappen, who leads the F1 standings by nine points ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, was questioned on the subject ahead of Sunday's race in Baku.

It's still all a bit vague as well, right?," said the Red Bull driver. "I think no one really knows where it's going to go.

"But from my side, it's completely wrong, because I think at the moment, F1 is becoming more and more popular, and everyone is making more and more money, including the teams and FOM. Everyone is benefiting.

"So why would the drivers with their IP rights and everything be capped, [the people] who actually bring the show and put their lives at risk? Because we do, eventually. So for me, it's completely wrong."

He also made the point that a salary cap on F1 drivers would hinder and limit the opportunities available to junior drivers.

"In all the junior categories, if you see how many of those drivers have a sponsor, or a backer, who eventually will have a certain percentage of their income in potentially F1 or whatever, I think it's going to limit that a lot, because they will never get their return on money.

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"And if you get a cap it will hurt all the junior categories as well. And I don't think you would want that."

Other drivers have also spoken out against the salary cap with both Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris echoing the points made by the current F1 champion.

The drivers are currently in the middle of their practice sessions before Sunday's big race in the capital of Azerbaijan, with qualifying due to take place tomorrow.

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