F1 driver salaries 2019

It’s good to be F1 champ. Not only does it prove that you are the best in a field that is supposed to comprise the best drivers in the world it also means you’re paid extremely well. We have a good idea of F1 driver salaries for 2019 thanks to this site and Lewis Hamilton must be smiling.

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Leading the field

Winning five titles obviously makes you sought after. As he did on the points log at the end of 2018, Lewis Hamilton also leads this list. Mercedes-AMG F1 team shelled out $57 million to the Englishman for the 2019 season, making him the best-paid sportsman among all his countrymen. And that’s just his pay cheque. Lewis must make a nice little packet from his endorsement deals and performance bonuses.

Number 2

Hamilton’s long-time rival, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is second on the list. The German reportedly gets paid $45m for the 2019 season. Incredibly that is $41,5m more than his new teammate Charles Leclerc. Talk about a wage gap. It would be extremely funny if the four-time champ was outgunned by the young charger.

The chasing pack

F1 may be seen as the billion-dollar sport, but not everyone rakes in that GDP-kind of dosh. Daniel Ricciardo will get paid $17m for the 2019 year since moving over to Renault. That’s less than half of what Vettel gets but still close to a million dollars per race, not too shabby. Ricciardo outranks his 2018 team-mate, Verstappen, by a good $3,5m, which, rumour has it, was not the case when they were both at Red Bull Racing.

Below is the full list of F1 driver salaries 2019.

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – $57m
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – $45m
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Renault – $17m
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – $13m
  5. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes – $8,5m
  6. Kimi Räikkönen – Sauber – $4,5m
  7. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault – $4,5m
  8. Carlos Sainz – McLaren – $4m
  9. Charles Leclerc – Ferrari – $3,5m
  10. Sergio Perez – Racing Point – $3,5m
  11. Romain Grosjean – Haas – $1,8m
  12. Pierre Gasly – Red Bull – $1,4m
  13. Lance Stroll – Racing Point – $1,2m
  14. Kevin Magnussen – Haas – $1,2m
  15. Robert Kubica – Williams – $570 000
  16. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – $300 000
  17. Lando Norris – McLaren – $260 000
  18. Antonio Giovinazzi – Sauber – $230 000
  19. George Russell – Williams – $180 000
  20. Alexander Albon – Toro Rosso – $170 000
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