Daniel Ricciardo: F1 "not in the best shape"

Daniel Ricciardo signs autographs for fans at the paddock ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 8, 2013
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Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo suggests that Kimi Raikkonen is not the only driver to have gone unpaid by his team this season.

Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo has suggested that Kimi Raikkonen is not the only driver to have gone unpaid by his team this season.

The Australian, who will join Red Bull next year, revealed that the issue of outstanding pay was brought up during a meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association in Abu Dhabi last weekend.

He told ESPNF1: "It's not a nice situation to be in and he is a World Champion for crying out loud, he should be getting paid, it's as simple as that.

"Obviously it's not a nice place to be and unfortunately I don't think he's the only one.

"This is the top of motorsport in the world and if a driver like Raikkonen is not getting paid then the sport is not in the best shape."

Raikkonen rejoins Ferrari at the end of the season, having won the world title with the Italian team in 2007.

Daniel Ricciardo signs autographs for fans at the paddock ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 8, 2013
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1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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