Seb Vettel Offers A Very Wholesome Solution To F1’s Budget Cap – WTF1

Seb Vettel Offers A Very Wholesome Solution To F1’s Budget Cap

Money, money, money, must be funny… well, you know the rest. The topic of dollar bills is nothing new in F1. However, it’s been a popular talking point recently, whether that’s about the teams’ budget cap or a potential salary cap for the drivers.

A limit to salaries for the drivers isn’t a new suggestion, and as you’d expect, most of the guys on the grid are not loving the idea.

One of those is Sebastian Vettel, who labelled it “wrong”.

“Isn’t it a funny coincidence that it’s the first time that teams can actually make money with racing in F1, and something like the salary cap for drivers pops up?

“Just thinking… isn’t that funny?”

Yes, pop off sassy Seb 💅

“Obviously, we have a budget cap now, which pushes the model towards earnings for all the teams,” he continued.

“I think maybe they should be capped in terms of having certain fixed earnings, and everything beyond that should, I don’t know, go to a certain pool to do great things with it and have a positive impact.”

It’s such a sweet and totally Vettel thing to suggest that any profits would go to charities or causes that would positively impact the wider world.

Do you think Seb’s suggestion would be good? Or should F1 stick with the same structure they have now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

16 thoughts on “Seb Vettel Offers A Very Wholesome Solution To F1’s Budget Cap

  • An organization which continues to race in countries with severe human rights violations? Obviously the FIA would LOVE donating to good causes.

    • Which is good, far too many ignorant and selfish people in the world. If everyone gave a damn about anyone other than themselves the world would be a glorious place to live. For everyone.

  • They could make up for the salary cut by giving all of the drivers a trophy. I never get it ‘Driver so and so is getting paid $X millions of dollars.’ For those that don’t understand business, the driver is paid that amount because they earn more than that for the team. This is true of all athletes, CEO’s, business owners, etc.

    I often think drivers, when considering how dangerous it is compared to other sports, are underpaid. A footballer gets $100 million a year, Hamilton is what $40 million? Who stands the most chance of being killed doing their sport? So this goes back to my first statement, football brings in more money so the players can get paid more.

    I like the budget cap to hopefully get a little more close racing, but this is the first year of this, they will work out how to make this work.

      • Zanzaroni GR says:

        Yes and if the drivers’ salaries are capped, make a sliding scale of cash prize from 1st to last in the driver standings as well since F1’s and the teams profits are already skyrocketing.

  • Eric Horchuck says:

    If you are making tens of millions of dollars I think that you should definitely have to contribute to the betterment of society. Our society took money to build and people that make that much money are hugely benefiting from it. This goes not just for individuals but for hugely profitable companies and (especially) financial institutions, like banks as well.

      • Eric Horchuck says:

        People put their lives on the line every day for a whole lot less. Plus they aren’t living their dream of racing in F1.

    • Zanzaroni GR says:

      That’s (theoretically) what taxes are for. It’s obviously not been enough and many organizations have started their own humanitarian campaigns, some F1 teams included. But they still spend a fraction of their actual earnings on it, not to mention that certain countries have tax write off laws if such actions are taken. Drivers have also been vocal about these issues in the past, but at the same time they have a Monaco residency, it all sounded like a big marketing campaign and nothing more in the past. Hopefully, with Vettel and Hamilton being so vocal on other issues surrounding F1 in the past to the point of controversy even, hopefully that will change.

  • João Monteiro says:

    I think the sponsors should BE eligible to F1 and show their actions twards a better world. Their Money is what runs F1. Drivers With their own agendas should keep the agendas outside F1. If F1 wants to get moral on Russia, They should have been also moral With the illegal invasion of Iraq and other countries. Why There is no driver talking about it? I agree With cleaning the Trash after a Race but if a driver is gay or not, to me its the same thing, it doesnt matter to racing. I’m sure There are plenty already but why woke propaganda? How about racism? Is it really about the skin or is it about a black Pride that wants to impose itself? Oh is it about past slavery? Not all slaves are or were black. Want to do something With the extra cash? End poverty and hunger, for instance in África.

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