"For sure, if you spend a lot of money on a driver then you cannot do other things. That should level the playing field even more and I think the salaries would adjust by themselves and they would end up lower than they are now."
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams was firmly in agreement with Steiner as she said: "Drivers are performance differentiators, and in order to get a much more equitable playing field in this sport, as the financial regulations are there to do, then I think it’s absolutely critical that anyone who is performance-related should be part of that cost cap."
As to the prospect drivers may be deterred from entering F1 if there was a salary cap, Williams added: "I think the likelihood of drivers being discouraged from participating in our sport would probably be minimal, just simply because this is the highest echelon of motorsport and it’s a destination where drivers want to be racing."
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