Fernando Alonso leads salary cap row as he claims F1 milk drivers – ‘We do more and more’

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FERNANDO ALONSO has grow to be the most recent driver to hit out at plans for a wage cap.

Fernando Alonso leads salary cap row as he claims F1 milk drivers - 'We do more and more'

Fernando Alonso is strongly towards a Components One wage cap (Picture: GETTY)

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Fernando Alonso has slammed proposals for a wage cap in Components One, insisting drivers are doing “increasingly more”. The Alpine ace has grow to be the most recent driver to hit out on the plans, which could possibly be launched to restrict spending. 

Salaries had been one in all few areas exempt from a spending cap imposed on groups for the primary time final season. Groups got £116million ($145m) to spend, however that didn’t embrace spending on hospitality or driver salaries. 

That finances was diminished for this season to additional restrict how a lot groups can spend. And there was debate over whether or not it ought to embrace a cap on how a lot groups pays their drivers. 

Nonetheless, Alonso has hit out at those that imagine there must be a restrict on drivers’ pay. The Spaniard has identified that stars do “increasingly more”, and must be compensated pretty. 

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Fernando Alonso leads salary cap row as he claims F1 milk drivers - 'We do more and more'

Fernando Alonso has prompt that Components One drivers are being milked (Picture: GETTY)

“I do not suppose it’s wanted as a result of drivers… it has all the time been [on the] exterior, this matter. Drivers, they’re used increasingly more to advertise Components One,” the 40-year-old mentioned. 

“We do increasingly more occasions and extra involved with the followers, the paddock. So they’re asking increasingly more from us and they’re benefitting from that. So we must be exterior of that cap.”

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has revealed that plans for a wage cap are being mentioned however admits one is not going to be launched within the brief time period. He mentioned on the Monaco Grand Prix: “That’s some extent we began discussing a month in the past along with all of the groups, F1 and the FIA. 

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Fernando Alonso leads salary cap row as he claims F1 milk drivers - 'We do more and more'

Fernando Alonso is a two-time world champion (Picture: EXPRESS SPORT)

“We perceive the significance to attempt someway to cap the general bills. Clearly, there’s not solely the three prime key personnel within the group, there usually are not solely the drivers, there’s the engine and the facility unit as nicely, for which  there can be a finances cap sooner or later.

“So we’re discussing it. There may be not a simple resolution, particularly for a driver’s wage cap. However little question we’re discussing it and attempting to grasp what generally is a resolution.”

He added: “It is not going to be within the brief time period. The rationale for that’s we have already got contracts in place and we can’t merely breach them. 

“There are authorized implications, actually to grasp how to do this, so it’s a dialogue. It’s an vital one, we perceive it and we recognise it is going to take time, however actually we’ll undergo the method.”

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