As one of the richest sports in the world, the F1 can afford to rain money on its most prolific superstars. The money will only increase moving forward with a slew of new sponsorships that the league is partnering with.
So how much can F1 pay their drivers? Lewis Hamilton, arguably the sport’s current hottest star has a net worth of $280, while Sebastian Vettel is worth $55 million. Australian Daniel Ricciardo is worth $20 million. Young Max Verstappen had his net worth skyrocket since he joined Formula 1 racing as well.
From a list compiled by Racing Elite of the 2019 season, here is what some of the top drivers were slated to earn that season.
Drivers for Toro Rosso
Alexander Albon, a rookie in the 2019 season was set to earn €150,000.
Daniil Kvyat who made his return to the team in 2019 was projected to make €275,000.
Drivers for Williams
George Russell, racing for his first season was set to make €160,000.
Robert Kubica, arguably the most stunning and exciting return to Williams was rumored to be making €500,000.
Drivers for Alfa Romeo
Antonio Giovinazzi, the returning 25-year-old driver was due to earn €200,000.
Kimi Raikkonen, returning to Sauber from his time with the Ferrari team to earn €4,000,000.
Drivers for McLaren
Lando Norris made his debut appearance for F1 earning €225,000.
Carlos Sainz, a Spaniard and a replacement for megastar Fernando Alonso was set to make 3,500,000.
Drivers for Haas
Kevin Magnussen retained his position on the Haas team for €1,000,000.
Romain Grosjean returned to the team for another season for €1,500,000.
Drivers for Racing Point
Lance Stroll racing for his father’s team, formerly known as Force India, Stroll is set to earn €1,000,000.
Sergio Perez kept his spot on the Racing Point team for the 2019 season, earning €3,000,000.
Drivers for Red Bull Racing
Pierre Gasly making the jump from Tor Roso along with Max Verstappen garnered Gasly €1,200,000.
Max Verstappen, the number 1 racer on the Red Bull team earned €12,000,000.
Drivers for Ferrari
Charles Leclerc joined the Ferrari team for €3,000,000 in 2019.
Sebastian Vettel earned €40,000,000 making him the second richest driver in Formula 1.
Drivers for Renault
Nico Hulkenberg continued as a member of the Renault staff for €4,000,000.
Daniel Ricciardo as the third-highest paid racer in F1, he earned €15,000,000.
Drivers for Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas would be earning €7,500,000 for the 2019 season.
Lewis Hamilton, the 5 time and reigning Formula 1 world champion earned a staggering €50,000,000 in 2019.