Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon has urged Formula One to consider a salary cap in the midst of the growing costs of competing in the sport.
Operating on one of the smallest budgets in the paddock, Marussia had to turn to pay drivers to cover expense.
Although both Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton bring in funds, the duo do earn a bit of a salary by F1 standards.
According to Business Book GP while Bianchi earns €500,000, his British team-mate is bringing in just €150,000. Both figures, though, are well below the €20m that Fernando Alonso earns.
Lowdon, however, reckons one of the ways Formula One can rein in spiraling costs is by introducing a salary cap.
"Fans are not that interested in whether we have a bigger balance sheet than Red Bull and their fizzy drinks empire. That is not what real fans are interested in," he told The Associated Press.
"People tune to watch wheel to wheel racing, the best drivers in the world, the best minds at work on the cars and the only way you can maximise that is by having a well-designed cost control mechanism."