Team boss Eric Boullier has urged Formula One to curb rising costs admits reports that Lotus are in financial trouble.
Earlier this week a report emerged claiming that Lotus are in debt to the tune of €120m ($160m) while the team was late in paying salaries and suppliers.
Lotus, though, are not the only team facing financial issues with Boullier saying that "80 percent of the teams" are open to introducing measures to cut costs.
"The problem is that some teams - like Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes - can still afford the old way and can spend a lot on the car; we can't," the Frenchman told Autosport.
"To keep teams competitive, we need to keep a minimum budget with our resources, but this limit is above the revenue stream so we need our shareholders to bridge the gap.
"Don't forget that in the beginning of the 90s, a top team was spending maybe £40 million; by 2008, a top team was spending £100 million.
"We have to put that cost down.
"The problem today is 80 percent of the teams are in favour of this but 20 per cent are not.
"I don't think it's fair if only three teams can afford F1, so we should find a way to bring the cost down."
The team boss, though, did confirm that there are "some discussions" taking place on the matter while Lotus' new partnership with Infinity Racing will help his team.
"I am happy that some discussions have been moving forward in F1, [with] the FIA, speaking that we want this [lowering costs] done and we want it done by the regulations.
"We announced a new partner a few weeks ago, [which is] not completed yet but is on its way.
"Once this is done it will be a new era for Enstone because financially we will be secure for many years at another level.
"We still can't spend the same money as Ferrari and Mercedes but as a team we can secure the level for where we now compete."
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