Sergio Perez believes Zhou Guanyu’s terrifying Silverstone crash offers evidence of why there should be no driver salary cap in Formula 1.

A ceiling on the racers’ wages has been proposed to tie in with the sport’s cost cap for teams, although there have understandably been mixed views expressed on the subject.

The drivers themselves will naturally argue against such a measure being introduced with Max Verstappen, the reigning World Champion, having said it would be “completely wrong” as he and his fellow competitors are risking their lives every time they go on track.

And that view was brought into sharp focus at the initial start of the British Grand Prix when Zhou’s Alfa Romeo car came to rest on its side between the tyre barrier and catch fencing after skating upside down in a spinning motion through the gravel following contact with George Russell’s Mercedes.

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