Who gets a higher annual salary from their racing team?  Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (left) or Red Bull driver Max Verstappen?  Photo: dpa/Hasan Bratic

Who gets a higher annual salary from their racing team? Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (left) or Red Bull driver Max Verstappen? Photo: dpa/Hasan Bratic

The salary range of drivers in Formula 1 is wide – it starts at 500,000 euros and ends at 20 million. You can find out who is at the top, who is on a low wage and where the two Germans are located in the picture gallery.

In Formula 1, there is a spending limit that is 140 million euros per team this season – however, driver salaries do not fall below this limit. But that could change, there are efforts to put a cap on the income of pilots. “It’s a strange coincidence when the teams can earn money with Formula 1 races for the first time and something like a salary limit for drivers appears,” said Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel on the negotiations between the racing teams about the future financial framework . It is being discussed whether the salary expenses for both regular drivers will soon no longer be allowed to exceed 30 million dollars per year. We have listed the (rumored) salaries of the 20 Formula 1 drivers in the picture gallery, this is the salary that the drivers receive from the racing teams as a fixed salary. Bonuses and income from advertising contracts are not taken into account.



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