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Formula 1 Drivers Salary


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.


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