Money plays a big role in Formula 1.
Now a list has appeared which is supposed to show the salaries of the individual drivers - with exciting sums!
Brackley - How much do you earn in Formula 1 *?
Fans have been asking this question for a long time.
The relatively simple answer: It depends what you do for whom.
Ralf Schumacher recently indicated that the mechanics of the racing teams do not necessarily earn a dream salary * for being on the road year and day.
It is of course different with the drivers.
Without exception, everyone who sits in a Formula 1 cockpit * earns well.
How good - the British newspaper
You can quickly see that the differences in salaries are as big as in the individual times.
Formula 1: driver salaries revealed - how much do you earn in the premier class?
At the top, of course, is Lewis Hamilton.
The seven-time world champion * is one of the best drivers of all time, so he can claim a decent salary from Mercedes.
But does it have to be that much in times of pandemics?
Hamilton had recently extended his contract after a long period of poker, and according to
, the 36-year-old now receives around 45 million euros per season - including all bonuses.
The Briton earns more than twice as much as the runner-up on the payroll: Max Verstappen.
The Dutchman from Red Bull should come to the equivalent of 21 million euros per year.
Behind him are Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) with 11.8 million euros each.
Sebastian Vettel: Salary in Formula 1 - Aston Martin driver earns far less than Lewis Hamilton
And Sebastian Vettel *?
four-time champion from Germany should
earn as much as his Ferrari successor Carlos Sainz - around 8.4 million euros.
So just under a fifth of the Hamilton salary!
Fernando Alonso (Alpine, 7.6 million), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes, 6.7 million), Sergio Perez (Red Bull, 5.0 million) and Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo, 4.2 million) follow in the top ten .
Amazing: Vice world champion and Hamilton colleague Bottas only conceded around a seventh from Hamilton!
Sure - the Silver Arrows will have to cut corners somewhere if the top driver is already devouring the entire budget.
Formula 1: Salaries will soon be capped - Mick Schumacher collects entry-level sum
But: That will probably be over soon.
Because from 2023, the upper budget limit for drivers will apply in Formula 1.
According to this, a team should then only be allowed to spend 25.5 million euros on its pilots.
Accordingly, Hamilton would have to buckle his belt really tight!
Of course, there is one trick or two that can be used to circumvent such hurdles.
Maybe Mercedes doesn't have to do that anymore.
Because whether Hamilton will still drive in 2023 is completely unclear.
Experts rather suspect: He wants to be the sole record world champion, then it's over.
Should that be the case, Hamilton would only have to put on the crown once more to take out Michael Schumacher.
Both currently have seven titles in their account.
Apropos Schumacher: Formula 1 newcomer Mick * does not appear in the top ten yet.
His annual salary should be around 500,000 euros - a normal salary as a newcomer to the premier class.
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