This is the list of 10 highest paid Formula 1 drivers of 2023 according to Forbes list.
According to his list Forbes which calculates some publicly available or publicly available data, such as financial documents and press releases, created a list of its highest-paid drivers Formula 1 for the year 2023.
With these few facts and without taking into account the personal deals that each driver has that may bring them more money, the Forbes ended up on the list, topped by Max Verstappen, the 2023 Champion with the Red Bull team.
Note that in addition to the basic fees, bonuses are also calculated for achieving victory, collecting points or even better for winning the Championship.
With these data, Mr Max Verstappen added to his $45 million annual salary, another $25 million in performance bonuses, bringing the total to 70 million dollars.
On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes he had a better agreement for a basic salary, which amounted to 55 million dollars, but he stayed with them, as last year he did not manage to score a victory so that he could get a bonus.
In third place is the evergreen Fernando Alonsowho with a contract of 14 million dollars managed to get another 10 million in bonuses and reach a total of 24 millionas he had a great year with Aston Martin.
Behind Alonso in fourth place is Sergio Perez of the Champion Red Bull who had a deal for $10 million in salary, but managed to collect $16 million in bonuses, rising at the end of the year to 26 million dollars.
THE Charles Leclerc had an agreement with Ferrari for a salary of $14 million, but collected 19 millionafter getting an extra 5 million as a bonus for his performance in 2023.
THE Lando Norris her McLaren went “backwards” after having a deal for $5 million, but collected $10 million in bonuses, thus reaching the 15 million dollars.
THE Carlos Sainzher other driver Ferrarihad a salary of 8 million, but earned a bonus of 6 million, bringing the total to 16 million and thus occupying her seventh place with the highest paid F1 drivers.
In eighth place is located George Russel her Mercedeswho had a relatively low deal, for $4 million, but still earned $5 million in bonuses, bringing his total to 9 million dollars.
In the last two positions of the top ten we find two drivers who had the same total earnings. More specifically, Mr Pierre Gasly her Alpine is in ninth place, as he had a larger base salary, which reached 5 million dollars and together with the bonus of 3 million went to 8 million dollars.
He put the same amount into his bank account Oscar Plates her McLarenbut having a base deal of $3 million, but a bonus of $5 million.
Here’s Forbes’ list of the totals
Max Verstappen $70 million
Lewis Hamilton $55 million
Fernando Alonso $34 million
Sergio Perez $26 million
Charles Leclerc $19 million
Lando Norris $15 million
Carlos Sainz $14 million
George Russel $9 million
Pierre Gasly $8 million
Oscar Piastri $8 million