Not sure money teams pay the drivers would be all that important at this level. As with most athletes a good portion of income comes through sponsorships. Remember, Kimi left Ferrari which pays very well.He gets paid nothing like the RedBull and Ferrari teams; my fear now is that Lotus Team will try to retain him by upping salary and diverting even more money from the F1 development program.
So I guess ours is not the only Lotus chassis that suffers form toe-link failure? rotflRoGro's suspension broke early on in the race (right rear). He limped back to the pit, but it was too damaged to fix. Not RoGro's fault according to this article.
Spanish GP: Lotus rues Romain Grosjean's suspension fault - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com