Who is really the highest paid F1 driver?
By: Jake Rajala
The intense Formula 1 sport doesn’t pump out hundreds of top-tier athletes, but they do showcase many, very wealthy athletes. With that said, there is a question that many F1 fans and sports fans have in regard to F1 drivers: who are the highest-paid F1 drivers? Well, I’m going to untwine the five highest-paid F1 drivers.
- Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is unequivocally the golden boy in F1 and he is arguably the best F1 driver of all time. It’s obvious that Hamilton is taken care of by Red Bull, as he is paid $50.4 million per season. The mythical sports figure earns more big bucks than other premier athletes that he hangs around.
- Max Verstappen
The 24 year old F1 driver Max Verstappen recently inked a fat contract (March) and earns the same $ per season as Hamilton, per Essentially Sports. Verstappen is proving every penny of his contract this season (first place in standings).
2. Fernando Alonso
The 40-year-old F1 driver Fernando Alonso hasn’t been exactly like a fine wine this season, as he sits at 13th overall in the standings. Hamilton and Fernando aren’t living up to expectations, to say the least.
2. Lando Norris
The shiny 22-year-old Lando Norris has a lot of potential in the eyes of Mclaren, as he is getting a fancy $20 per season contract. Norris and Alonso reel in the same earnings.
3. Sebastian Vettel
The German racer Sebastian Vettel has found success in the league, but he currently sits with 5 pts on the season (15th). Vettel will really aspire to bounce back in 2023.
3. Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren has expressed their patience for Daniel Riccardio, as Autosport has pointed out. The 32-year-old driver reels in $15 million per season.