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Hamilton: Salary cap shouldn’t hinder future stars

Any proposed cap on the salaries of Formula 1 drivers should be careful not to hold back the sport’s top talent, newly crowned seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday. F1 has been discussing a cap on driver salaries as part of a wider effort to level the financial playing field between the wealthiest and poorest teams on the grid. “I’m not personally opposed to it,” the Briton, who equalled Michael Schumacher’s record haul of seven titles at the last race in Turkey, told reporters in a video conference call at the Bahrain Grand Prix. “I do think about the next up and coming young stars that are coming through and I don’t particularly see why they should be handicapped if they’re bringing something huge to the sport.” The sport has already agreed a $145 million cap on teams’ overall budgets for next year which is set to reduce further to $140 million in 2022.

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