Method 1 drivers are a few of the most expert people behind a steering wheel on planet earth.
These expertise don’t come low-cost and once you’re on the high of the sport, like Lewis Hamilton, you’ll be able to command an astronomical wage.
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Hamilton recorded his six F1 title in seven years after sealing the 2020 championship with a stunning victory at the Turkish Grand Prix.
The British celebrity sits head and shoulders above the remainder of the paddock, not simply on the drivers standings but in addition on the books with a staggering $76m wage.
Each wage for the 20 drivers in Method 1 had been revealed within the 2020 version of Enterprise Guide GP, a monetary monitor for racing.
Hamilton has by no means been shy about displaying off his lavish life-style, flaunting non-public jets and luxurious vehicles to his social media followers.
Second on Method 1’s money-making grid, which excludes endorsement offers, is four-time champion Sebastian Vettel on $57m.
Vettel has endured a nightmare last season with Ferrari, solely ending on the rostrum as soon as. His transfer to hitch Aston Martin from subsequent season will see him fall down the wage checklist.
Aussie star Daniel Ricciardo sits a distance third behind Hamilton and Vettel on $32m along with his former Purple Bull teammate Max Verstappen slotting in at fourth on $26m.
The most important discrepancy between teammates sits within the Mercedes storage with Hamilton incomes $61 million greater than Valtteri Bottas ($15m).
On the different finish of the dimensions is a number of high drivers who’re incomes far lower than their output has been in 2020 with Lando Norris ($2.4m) and Lance Stroll ($2.4m) each incomes unders.
A proposed wage cap on driver salaries is anticipated to start in 2023.
EVERY F1 DRIVER’S 2020 SALARY
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): $76m
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): $57m
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault): $32m
4. Max Verstappen (Purple Bull Racing): $26m
5. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): $15m
6. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): $15m
7. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo): $10m
8. Carlos Sainz (McLaren): $7m
9. Sergio Perez (Racing Level): $6m
10. Esteban Ocon (Renault): $6m
11. Romain Grosjean (Haas): $3.2m
12. Kevin Magnussen (Haas): $3.2m
13. Alex Albon (Purple Bull): $3.2m
14. Lando Norris (McLaren): $2.4m
15. Lance Stroll (Racing Level): $2.4m
16. Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri): $2.4m
17. Daniil Kvyat (Alpha Tauri): $2.4m
18. George Russell (Williams): $1.2m
19. Nicholas Latifi (Williams): $1.2m
20. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo): $800k