Hamilton is too expensive for Formula 1 …Red Bull criticise Briton’s salary

Hamilton – Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has spoken about bringing a salary cap in to Formula 1, arguing that Lewis Hamilton’s salary is too high.

Teams have a limit of 120 million euros for 2021, but driver salaries aren’t included in this and Hamilton is set to make between 40m and 45m euros this year with Mercedes.

“Hamilton is simply too expensive for Formula 1,” Marko said on RTL.

“That is why we need drivers’ pay to be included in the budget limit.”

Marko also recently spoke to F1-Insider.com and admitted that there is a clause in Max Verstappen’s contract that could allow him to leave Red Bull before his deal is due to end in 2023.
“Yes, there is a performance clause,” Marko said.

“I don’t want to go into details, but it more or less says that Max can compete for race wins and the world championship on his own merits.

“If he can do that, his contract is extended. If not, he would be free.”

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