Grosjean massive serve for ‘unfair’ Formula 1
Racing veteran Romain Grosjean has unloaded on the F1 claiming he's "not so sure" if it's even a sport anymore given how "unfair" it is.
As the 2020 season draws near, Grosjean, who has never won a race in 164 starts, took aim at the huge gulf between big three Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull and the rest of the pack.
No team has won a single race outside of the trio since McLaren won the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012, and since 2010, the F1's Championship has been exclusively owned by Red Bull or Mercedes, with Ferrari claiming 07' and 08'.
It's that chokehold that has led many mid-team driver's like Grosjean to become disillusioned with the state of the sport.
At 33 years of age, the Haas driver has only stood on the podium 10 times in 10 years of driving, and he's fully aware his chances of ever bagging an F1 win is only decreasing.
"I think, we call Formula 1 a sport, is it a sport? I am not so sure," Grosjean told Motorsport.com.
"It's a show, but a sport is supposed to be fair and Formula 1 is not fair.
"It's like asking Roger Federer to go with a ping-pong racket to Roland Garros. He won't have a chance.
"And would you call tennis a sport if they were not coming all with the same rackets, or if the court was wider on one side than it would be on the other side?
"(A victory) could happen. I mean, I was already lucky to be 10 times on the podium. I should've won, I believe, two grand prixs(Europe 2012 and Germany 2013), and things didn't come my way."
Grosjean's words come as the F1 begins to take it's first steps towards democratising the field with the first salary cap to be introduced by 2021.
The cap will initially be set at $265 million (AUD) which will have little impact on some smaller teams but will definitely being to start reining in the big three.
Furthermore, there will be greater restrictions put in place that impact body work and force teams to be more resourceful.