Alonso Still Get The Highest Salary
LONDON – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) may be superior to the Formula 1 world champion in the last two seasons. However, for salary matters, Fernando Alonso is the highest. As reported by El Mundo, the Ferrari driver gets the highest salary this year with 30 million euros (about USD 360 billion).
Alonso’s salary is almost twice that received Lewis Hamilton (16 million euros) in the second position. This salary equal to his team mate at McLaren-Mercedes, Jenson Button.
Meanwhile, Vettel salary was fourth with 10 million euros. The salary is equal to that of Mark Webber (Red Bull), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).
Although never wins, Michael Schumacher gets paid quite high, 8 million euros. Then, Kimi Raikkonen, who returned to F1 after last year after appeared on the world rally championship, got a 5 million euro.
Not all F1 racers have salaries above 1 million euros. There are some drivers who receive a salary in the range of 150 thousand to 500 thousand euros. Among of them Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Vitaly Petrov, Pedro de la Rosa, Pastor Maldonado, and Bruno Senna.
F1 driver salaries (Big Ten)
1. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari’s 30 million euro
2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren 16 million
3. Jenson Button, McLaren 16 million
4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull 10 million
5. Mark Webber, Red Bull 10 million
6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 10 million
7. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes 10 million
8. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes 8 million
9. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus-Renault 5 million
10. Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham 4 million
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