With Ferrari at the eye of F1's colossal power struggle, both of the team's drivers this week emerged with apparently strong personal views.

With Ferrari at the eye of F1's colossal power struggle, both of the team's drivers this week emerged with apparently strong personal views.

Felipe Massa called the FIA's proposed budget cap rules "absurd" and confusing for the fans, while Kimi Raikkonen said the plans would ruin the sport as we know it.

Both fully backed the Scuderia's threat to quit formula one and race elsewhere in 2010.

For once away from the glare of controversy, however, is the sport's reigning world champion, Lewis Hamilton. So far - perhaps wary of annoying the governing body so soon after 'lie-gate' - his team McLaren-Mercedes has stayed fairly quiet amid the new storm.

It is therefore interesting to contrast the Briton's view on the budget cap saga with the official line towed by his red-clad rivals.

At a media event at the McLaren factory, 24-year-old Hamilton stayed right out of the melee, insisting that he is "not really bothered" so long as he has a cockpit to occupy in the future.

"For sure you can see both sides of the argument," he said. "It's not for me to focus on too much. I've got to let the team get on with it.

"If they change the cars, they change the cars. I'm not really bothered either way. I get in the car and drive my heart out. As long as I enjoy it, I'll keep going," added Hamilton.

 

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