Gerhard Berger believes the road to Formula One needs to be streamlined as there are "too many" series out there.
As the FIA's new Single Seat Commission President, Berger is keen to ensure that the most talented drivers make their way into Formula One.
However, the Austrian, who raced for Ferrari, McLaren and Benetton during his 14-year F1 career, says that doesn't always happen.
"The Commission looks at everything between karting and Formula One and I find the pyramid at the moment is very loose," Berger told the FIA's InMotion magazine.
"There are too many championships out there and attention between them is split too much.
"People are complaining that the best drivers are now all spread out and so you cannot look at the British Formula Three Championship, for example, and say that he is certain to get to Formula One.
"These days the best drivers are all over the place: one in Formula 3, one in GP3, one in Formula Renault and one in Formula Abarth.
"The system no longer does what it is supposed to do, which is to give a highly-talented driver a CV he can use to progress to Formula One."