Force India and Sauber lodge complaint


F1's governance and allocation of prize money are under scrutiny after Force India and Sauber lodged a complaint at the European Union.

It is no secret that Formula 1's top teams Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren Red Bull and Williams receive a bigger share of the pie, which is considered "heritage payments" as they are "historical" constructors.

And it's not just money issues that are a concern as Force India and Sauber are also unhappy that the F1 Strategy Group, which ultimately makes the big decisions, doesn't include the smaller teams.

The Times reports 'that a briefing note shows that Force India and Sauber have tired of the heavily skewed payments system that favours five teams over the five independently run outfits struggling to stay alive'.

A statement from Force India read: "Sahara Force India is one of two teams to have registered a complaint with the European Union questioning the governance of Formula One and showing that the system of dividing revenues and determining how Formula One's rules are set is both unfair and unlawful.

"Due to the ongoing legal discussions, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."