Former FIA president Max Mosley has labelled the amount Formula 1 drivers are now being paid as ‘absurd’.
The Briton’s comments come after news that Lewis Hamilton is reportedly earning £100 million ($140m) throughout his new three-year contract with Mercedes.
Meanwhile Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all earn a similar amount to Hamilton, leading to Mosley suggesting that drivers are too interested in earning more than the “other guy”.
“It is absurd,” he told GQ Magazine. “If I was a dictator in the sport, each team would have the same money and you could spend more on the driver or less on the car or vice versa.
“All the driver worries about is what he earns compared with the other guy.”