How much do the Formula 1 stars earn in 2022?
A big gap between the first 3 and the rest
Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel
Daniel Ricciardo
Charles Leclerc
Carlos Sainz
Lance Stroll
Valtteri Bottas
Sergio 'Checo' Perez
George Russell
Esteban Ocon
Pierre Gasly
Lando Norris
Alexander Albon
Nicholas Latifi
Zhou Guanyou
Mick Schumacher
Nikita Dmítrievich Mazepin
Yuki Tsunoda
The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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How much do the Formula 1 stars earn in 2022?

Lewis Hamilton was the biggest earner in 2021, but he has been surpassed (both in the championship and in terms of salary) by Max Verstappen.

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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A big gap between the first 3 and the rest

Remarkably, the three highest-paid racers together make more money than all the other 17 drivers combined. They were able to improve their contracts over time because of their (proximity to) championships.

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Max Verstappen

We've gathered the information for this article from 'Business Book GP' publications and updated it with the latest news on this year's contract renewals. The current number 1 is Max Verstappen.

Nationality: Dutch

Team: Red Bull Racing

Income: $50 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Lewis Hamilton

Nationality: British

Team: Mercedes-AMG Petronas

Salary: $45 million annually

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Fernando Alonso

Nationality: Spanish

Team: Alpine F1

Income: $20 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Sebastian Vettel

Nationality: German

Team: Aston Martin

Income: $15 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Daniel Ricciardo

Nationality: Australian

Team: McLaren

Income: $15 million annually

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Charles Leclerc

Nationality: Monegasque

Team: Ferrari

Income: $12 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Carlos Sainz

Nationality: Spanish

Team: Ferrari

Income: $10 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Lance Stroll

Nationality: Canadian

Team: Aston Martin

Salary: $10 million annually

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Valtteri Bottas

Nationality: Finnish

Team: Alfa Romeo Racing

Income: $10 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Sergio 'Checo' Perez

Nationality: Mexican

Team: Red Bull Racing

Income: $8 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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George Russell

Nationality: British

Team: Mercedes-AMG Petronas

Salary: $5 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Esteban Ocon

Nationality: French

Team: Alpine F1

Salary: $5 million annually

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Pierre Gasly

Nationality: French

Team: AlphaTauri

Salary: $5 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Lando Norris

Nationality: British

Team: McLaren

Salary: $5 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Alexander Albon

Nationality: British

Team: Williams Racing

Salary: $2 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Nicholas Latifi

Nationality: Canadian

Team: Williams

Income: $1 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Zhou Guanyou

Nationality: Chinese

Team: Alfa Romeo

Salary: $1 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Mick Schumacher

Nationality: Swiss

Team: Haas F1

Salary: $1 million annually

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Nikita Dmítrievich Mazepin

Nationality: Russian

Team: Haas F1

Salary: $1 million per year

The astronomic salaries of Hamilton, Verstappen and other F1 racers
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Yuki Tsunoda

Nationality: Japanese

Team: AlphaTauri

Salary: $750,000 per year

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