F1 Drivers Salaries 2019

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We are almost halfway through the Formula One season and boy it has been an exciting last few races. Yes, the Austrian Grand Prix was the best of all. While the drivers of these cars are no more than superhumans compared to us normal humans. It is really the younger lot currently that is performing really well and impressing us on the track. But do you know how much is an F1 driver paid for the entire season?

Well, compared to some drivers who are performing extremely well compared to how much they have been paid. Let us take a look at the salaries of F1 drivers for the 2019 season.

DriverTeamSalary
Lewis HamiltonMercedes $57,000,000
Valtteri BottasMercedes$8,5000,000
Sebastian VettelFerrari$45,000,000
Charles LeclercFerrari$3,500,000
Max VerstappenRed Bull$13,500,000
Pierre GaslyRed Bull$1,4000,000
Carlos SainzMcLaren$4,000,000
Lando NorrisMcLaren$260,000
Daniel RicciardoRenault$17,000,000
Nico HulkenbergRenault$4,500,000
Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo$4,500,000
Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo$230,000
Sergio PerezRacing Point$3,500,000
Lance StrollRacing Point$1,200,00
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso$300,000
Alexander Albon Toro Rosso$170,000
Romain GrosjeanHaas$1,800,000
Kevin MagnussenHaas$1,200,000
Robert KubicaWilliams$570,000
George Russell Williams$180,000

As seen from the table above, Lewis Hamilton is the highest paid driver for this season followed by Sebastian Vettel. Daniel Ricciardo jumps to the third highest paid driver after he switches from Red Bull to Renault this year. While amongst the new rookies entering F1, Charles Leclerc takes the biggest package out of all the young drivers as a result of making a switch to Ferrari this year after leaving Sauber which is now Alfa Romeo Racing.

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F1 Drivers and Teams for 2018

It’s a new season and so are there a number of changes to the rules as well. After the rules revolution of 2017 in which the F1 cars become wider and faster, 2018 season’s changes are relatively few in number. A complete article on that will be posted soon.

Now that the season is just a month and a half away from the start, in this article let us update ourselves to the list of drivers and teams that are going to be participating. The list consists of main drivers and also test or third drivers too. While the top grid remains pretty much the same, the real changes happened in the midfield which saw a lot of shuffling.

  1. Mercedes (Engine Supplier: Mercedes)

Lewis Hamilton (Driver Number: 44)

Valtteri Bottas (Driver Number: 77)

Test Driver: TBC

  1. Ferrari (Engine Supplier: Ferrari)

Sebastian Vettel (Driver Number: 5)

Kimi Raikkonen  (Driver Number: 7)

Test Driver: Daniil Kvyat

  1. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (Engine Supplier: Renault)

Daniel Ricciardo (Drive Number: 3)

Max Verstappen (Driver Number: 7)

Test Driver: TBC

  1. Mclaren (Engine Supplier: Renault)

Fernando Alonso (Driver Number: 14)

Stoffel Vandoorne (Driver Number: 2)

Test Driver: Lando Norris

  1. Williams Racing (Engine Supplier: Mercedes)

Lance Stroll (Driver Number: 18)

Sergey Sirotkin (Driver Number: TBC)

Test Driver: Robert Kubica

  1. Force India (Engine Supplier: Mercedes)

Sergio Perez (Driver Number: 11)

Esteban Ocon (Driver Number: 31)

Test Driver: Nicholas Latifi

  1. Toro Rosso (Engine Supplier: Honda)

Piere Gasly (Driver Number: 10)

Brendon Hartley (Driver Number: 28)

Test Driver: TBC

  1. Renault Racing (Engine Supplier: Renault)

Nico Hulkenburg (Driver Number: 27)

Carlos Sainz Jr. (Driver Number: 55)

Test Driver: TBC

  1. Alfa Romeo Sauber (Engine Supplier: Alfa Romeo)

Marcus Ericsson (Driver Number: 9)

Charles Leclerc (Driver Number: 16)

Test Driver: TBC

  1. Haas Racing (Engine Supplier: Ferrari)

Romain Grosjean (Driver Number: 8)

Kevin Magnussen (Driver Number: 20)

Test Driver: TBC

Apart from them, the unsigned drivers are Jenson Button, Antonio Giovinazzi, Jolyon Palmer, Pascal Wehlein and Paul Di Resta

TBC – To Be Confirmed

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