How much do the highest paid drivers on the Formula 1 grid earn in 2022? Here are the 10 highest salaries in force in the queen discipline of motorsport.
At the end of an exercise dominated by the head and shoulders by Max Verstappen and Red Bullour colleagues from the American magazine Forbes published this week new estimates as for the salaries of the pilots of the grid, scattered to the four corners of the planet for a well-deserved winter rest.
Like every season, Motorsport relayed to you at the start of the year on complete ranking of the estimated salaries of the 20 actors of 2022. “Estimated” because the actual sums and other bonuses received by the pilots obviously fall under the state secret.
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In a published article on his site, Forbes lift him up top 10out of 20, highest paid drivers in Formula 1. It should be noted that the amounts mentioned in dollars (at a value almost equivalent to that of the euro at current rates) include not only the gross salary of the pilot, but also an estimate of his bonuses, before various taxes.
If these figures are, as always, to be taken with the use tweezersthe renowned American business magazine explains that it established these estimates in collaboration with the data company Formula Money. The figures are based on financial and legal documents, as well as on conversations with industry insiders.
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Beyond the numbers, the big information that we retain is that Lewis Hamilton would no longer be the highest paid driver in F1! The Briton, who held this title continuously since 2013is now ahead of his rival on the track Max Verstappen.
Loud of sound second world title and a concrete contract until 2028 with Red Bull, the 25-year-old Dutchman would receive a trifle of… $60 million per yearwhose 40 just for his salary!
Let us recall in passing that the pilots’ salaries are excluded from the new capped budget whose limit not to be exceeded will drop from 145 to 135 million euros in 2023.
We can logically expect that the bank account of some in the paddock will continue to swell as the stables gain in value.
Top highest paid F1 drivers in 2022 (in US dollars), according to Forbes :
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull): 60 million (salary: 40 / Bonus: 20)
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-AMG): 55 million (salary)
- Fernando Alonso (Alpine): 30 million (salary)
- Sergio Pérez (Red Bull): 26 million (salary: 10 / Bonus: 16)
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): 23 million (salary: 12 / Bonus: 11)
- Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin): 17 million (salary: 15 / Bonus: 2)
- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren): 17 million (salary: 15 / Bonus: 2)
- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): 15 million (salary: 8 / Bonus: 7)
- Lando Norris (McLaren): 11 million (salary: 5 / Bonus: 7)
- George Russell (Mercedes-AMG): 10 million (salary: 3 / Bonus: 7)
Source: Forbes, Formula Money
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