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Salary cap wouldn't force superstars out of F1

As Formula 1 debates including drivers' salaries in the budget cap, team bosses have rubbished suggestions it could force superstar drivers to look elsewhere. Next season Formula 1 will operate under a budget cap of $145 million. That, though, is by no means the teams' only costs. There are several exemptions to the cap, the biggest being drivers' salaries. Mercedes has the biggest salary budget with Lewis Hamilton on $40m per season and Valtteri Bottas earning $8m. Next in line is Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel on $30m while Charles Leclerc earns a third of that. But at a time when Formula 1 is desperately looking at ways to reduce the costs of competing in the sport while also levelling...
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