While Formula 1 payments are one of the most feared secrets in contracts, lists appear from time to time about who and how much you earn. While it is safe to deal with these estimates with reservations, Business Book GP has again compiled the usual rankings this year.
At the top of the list is, of course, Lewis Hamilton, who will receive a salary of 47 million euros (17 billion forints) this year. This, moreover, does not include only your basic salary, bonuses and income from sponsors.
Although he has a lousy farewell to Ferrari, at least Sebastian Vettel doesn’t have to worry about the salary, he can take home 35 million euros (12.6 billion forints) – less than Aston Martin from 2021 onwards. Daniel Ricciardo earns the third with 20 million euros (7.2 billion forints), while the fourth Max Verstappen earns 16 million (5.8 billion forints).
At the bottom of the list this year is Antonio Giovinazzi, who will receive “only” half a million euros (180 million forints) from Alfa Romeo.
F1 payment schedule (in EUR million):
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 47
- Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): 35
- Daniel Ricciardo (Renault): 20
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing): 16
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 9
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): 9
- Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo): 6
- Carlos Sainz (McLaren): 4.5
- Sergio Perez (Racing Point): 4
- Esteban Ocon (Renault): 4
- Romain Grosjean (Haas): 2
- Kevin Magnussen (Haas): 2
- Alex Albon (Red Bull Racing): 2
- Lando Norris (McLaren): 1.5
- Lance Stroll (Racing Point): 1,5
- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri): 1
- Danyiil Kvjat (AlphaTauri): 0.75
- George Russell (Williams): 0,75
- Nicholas Latifi (Williams): 0,75
- Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo): 0.5