The 2022 F1 season will soon get underway after an off-season that brought the biggest overhaul to sporting rules and regulations in recent memory.
After an exciting 2021 season, teams were given a clean slate to prepare their cars for this year’s campaign in a bid to level the playing field and increase overtaking opportunities.
It comes after Max Verstappen defeated Lewis Hamilton in a wild and unpredictable title race that lasted until the final lap of the season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In a highly controversial season-ending decision, in which race director Michael Masi was eventually removed from his post, Verstappen made the crucial pass in the final lap shootout to win the title after Hamilton regained his lead by win the previous three races.
It was Verstappen’s first career title and Red Bull rewarded the 24-year-old with a new long-term contract that has seen him join Hamilton at the top of the drivers’ salary charts, and it’s not surprising to see Last season. championship contenders at the top of the standings prior to this campaign.
While teams don’t release driver salaries to the public, figures reported in the media are widely used to determine how much their respective teams are paying the 20 drivers this season, though that doesn’t include performance-related or other bonuses. . commercial accessories.
How much do F1 drivers earn?
=1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – £40m per season
=1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) – £40m
3. Fernando Alonso (Alpine) – £15m
4. Lando Norris (McLaren) £12m
=5. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) – £11m
=5. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – £11m
7. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – £9m
=8. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) £7m
=8. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) £7m
=8. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) £7m
11 Sergio Perez (Red Bull) £6m
=12. George Russell (Mercedes) £4 million
=12. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) £4m
=12. Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) £4m
15. Alex Albon (Williams) £1.5m
=16. Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) £730,800
=16. Mick Schumacher (Haas) £730,800
=16. Nicholas Latifi (Williams) £730,800
19. Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) £364,900
twenty. *Haas has not yet announced the second pilot