Monisha Kaltenborn has called on F1 teams to unite in order to force changes to the sport in the wake of Marussia and Caterham entering administration.

The Sauber team principal has been vocal this year about the plight of some of the smaller teams in the face of rising costs. With two teams absent from this weekend's United States Grand Prix, Kaltenborn said the starting point for change in the sport would have to come from the teams getting together.

"I think as teams we should first find this collective which is not there at the moment," Kaltenborn said. "That made us strong in the past. We all have at least one common denominator which is to survive in this sport and make the sport something healthy, because we all will attract our sponsors.

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"Like it used to be in the past and not too long ago, you had the big ones, the medium teams, the smaller teams and they also got very good brands actually. You could attract them because the product was so good, because people wanted to come in to the sport and not everybody can go to the top three. So that's what we first should focus on before we start pointing here and there.

"We have to sit together and find that basis to discuss and have a common position. And stick to that position, which is the most important."

And Kaltenborn said she finds it "extremely disturbing" that those with influence over F1 allow the sport to get to the stage that two teams enter administration.

"I think I'm beyond the stage of frustration. I'm first of all very disappointed because it's one thing to just talk about this terrible scenario that some teams are not going to be there but for the sport and the people responsible for the sport have let it come that far is extremely disturbing.

"Some stakeholders and people are just not willing to understand where the problem lies. We have been focusing in the last few weeks or months on social media, the show and all kinds of things. Now, you always in a racing season have great races, you have boring races; that's part of it. We had seasons where practically all the races were not very exciting but yet things were going well. So we don't really need to focus on that, that just happens, that's part of the sport.

"Then we were discussing so much about social media. Again, it's something that we maybe need to do but it doesn't solve the problems that we have. What we really need to look at - and we as a team have been saying for so long - is you have to get the figures right in the sport. I think it's a real shame that we have turnovers of billions of dollars and as a sport, as a community we are not capable of making sure that 11 teams survive. Now you try to explain that to somebody."


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This is the first year of their massive and very very very expensive rule change, just how much money has been spent on the engines alone, £billions, this was all done during the world financial collapse, the FIA just seem to be so detached from the real world, all in the name of saving petrol, utter stupidity.