Mark Webber on Thursday backed suggestions that the voluntary budget cap scheme for 2010 is contrary to the spirit of formula one.

Mark Webber on Thursday backed suggestions that the voluntary budget cap scheme for 2010 is contrary to the spirit of formula one.

The FOTA team alliance has already declared that the system, with some teams working to a 33m euro limit and others financially unfettered, risks "turning on its head the very essence" of the sport.

FIA president Max Mosley insists the competitiveness of the two camps of teams will be balanced by allowing those with the cap to enjoy more technical freedoms.

"It's like saying Coventry can play with 30 players against Manchester United with 11," Australian Webber, who drives for Red Bull, told the BBC.

"Or in tennis, we'll lower the net for you because you don't have as good a racket, and we'll put it back up again for the other guy," the 32-year-old added.

Webber agrees that the two-tiered system contradicts F1's DNA. "Sometimes it's hard to see where we are going (in F1)," he marvelled.

"Rewarding yourself for doing well is about knowing other people have had the same opportunity to do well and you've done a better job than them."

But he is not overly concerned, because he suspects the FIA regulations are just the latest chess move in the thorny world of F1 politics.

"I'm not too bothered about it because I think it will change," Webber admitted.

 

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