Sutil has questioned the credibility of F1 after he lost out on a seat at Sauber in 2015.
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Former Sauber driver Adrian Sutil has slammed the current state of Formula One after losing out on a race seat to Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr, with both drivers believed to be bringing large amounts of funding to the Swiss team.
The budgets some drivers are paying for a year are out of control,” he told Autosport.
“This is not the way it should be.
“It has always been a problem, and it’s always more or less been like this.”
He added, “I remember when Minardi or Arrows were in Formula 1 and were still more or less profitable. And there were maybe a few drivers with sponsorship, but this was not the priority.
“It would be good to have this [situation] back, and then maybe you could call it a sport again.
“Right now, it’s hard to say what it is.”
Sutil’s comments are interesting in the fact that he reportedly entered the sport with Spyker in 2007 with a significant portion of the team’s budget for that season.
So, what do you think? Is Formula One’s pay driver situation out of control?
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