US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The world champion in Formula 1 racing, Briton Lewis Hamilton named the highest-earning pilot of the “Royal Race” has not yet started the season. The leader of the Mercedes team should receive 40 million euros for a year of work on the favorite of the articulated tracks.
At least some comparable salary for four more riders. Former world champion German Sebastian Vettel has a contract for 30 million euros at Ferrari, Dutch Max Max Verstappen at Red Bull – 25 million euros, and Australian Daniel Ricciardo at Renault – 20 million.
According to the version of Race Fans, the top 8 “Formula 1” for potentially earned money also included Ferrari co-pilot Frenchman Charles Leclerc (10 million euros), as well as Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Spaniard Carlos Sainz (McLaren) and Mexican Sergio Perez (Racing Point) – each of them has a contract of 8 million euros.
The Russian pilot of the Alpha Tauri team, Daniil Kvyat, as well as his partner, the Frenchman Pierre Gasly, are part of a large group of pilots who have a “modest” contractually worth 2 million euros per year.
But the former partner of the Russian Alexander Albon, who moved to Red Bull last season, receives 500 thousand euros more. The smallest of all in the field are Williams racers Nicolas Latifi and George Russell – 1 million euros each.
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