When it comes to Formula 1, the drivers are the stars of the show, pushing themselves and their cars to the limit in pursuit of glory on the track.
But in addition to their talent and dedication, many F1 drivers also earn astronomical salaries, making them some of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
In this listicle, we take a look at the top earners in the sport, from the undisputed champions to the up-and-coming stars, exploring how much they earn annually and what they bring to the world of Formula 1.
Whether you’re a diehard F1 fan or just curious about the salaries of some of the world’s top athletes, this list is sure to have something to pique your interest.
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So buckle up, and let’s dive into the world of the highest-paid F1 drivers.
1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing (51,170,000 euros)
2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes-AMG Petronas (32,560,000 euros)
3. Charles Leclerc – Scuderia Ferrari (22,330,000 euros)
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4. Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant (20,000,000 euros)
5. Lando Norris – McLaren (18,600,000 euros)
6. Carlos Sainz – Scuderia Ferrari (11,170,000 euros)
7. Sergio Pérez – Red Bull Racing (9,300,000 euros)
8. Valtteri Bottas – Alfa Romeo (9,300,000 euros)
9. George Russell – Mercedes-AMG Petronas (7,440,000 euros)
10. Esteban Ocon – Alpine (5,580,000 euros)