The motor world is usually one of the most expensive sports. In entering the world-class categories, competitors often have to live with the prejudice that they paid to participate or others. However, when you come to a category like Formula 1, the salaries are usually pharaonic. This Thursday the salaries of the pilots of the most important teams.
Every half of the season, the protagonists usually negotiate with their teams an extension of their contract or an increase in their salary, for the next season. One of the most emblematic cases of the last year was that of Lewis hamilton, which was earning 40 million euros until the end of 2020, and was looking for an increase of almost double, something that Mercedes he was not willing to pay.
Rumors at the end of 2020 pointed out that not only Hamilton would not earn double what he was perceiving, but that his salary would be relegated by one million, taking 39 million per season. However, the leak of the Race Fans media, one of the most important in the paddock, confirmed that the Briton charges 25.23 million Euros.
Rest of the pilots
The second driver that receives the most money per year is Max verstappen. The Dutchman, who will be one of the candidates to win the title at the end of the season, is closely following Lewis Hamilton. Max earns approximately € 21 million per season. To these numbers we must add that the pilots charge extra money for advertising or personal business.
Fernando Alonso complete the ‘podium’ of the drivers who receive the most money per season. The Spaniard signed a two-year contract with the team Alpine for a total of 16.82 million Euros per year, after two seasons of absence in Formula 1. For its part, the worst payments of the Paddock are Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Mick Schumacher, Nikita Mazepin Y Nicholas latifi with 841,000 Euros.
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