Lando Norris vs George Russell Net Worth Comparison: Which F1 driver is richer?

Published 11/25/2021, 10:34 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrates pole position after qualifying with Williams’ George Russell who qualified P3 Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov


Formula 1 drivers are among the highest-paid sportspersons in the world. Along with their fees, they are handsomely rewarded with various endorsements and self-owned businesses. Let’s take a look at the net worth of two rising stars of the sport, Lando Norris and George Russell.

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Although the two British drivers are in their initial years of F1, they have started to make fortunes for themselves. Both drivers have enjoyed tremendous success at the junior level and F1 fans find potential World Champions in them.

George Russell net worth

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Russell is the young Brit who is making waves in Formula1. He won the 2018 F2 championship which made him the hot deal in the market. Norris stood second to his fellow Briton in that season. He is currently driving for the Williams F1 team and is all set to join Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton for the 2022 season. His first appearance in F1 was in the 2019 Australian GP. However, his big break came in the  2020 Sakhir GP when he missed out on a pole by just 0.0026 seconds while driving Hamilton’s Mercedes.

Russell’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million as per reports. George Russell has endorsements and sponsorship deals with Mercedes, AMG, BRDC, Bell Helmets, Alpinestars, and Puma. He will be driving alongside Hamilton next year and his earnings are likely to go up significantly.

Lando Norris net worth

Another young Brit is currently driving for the Mclaren F1 team. The Surrey-based team signed him as a junior driver in 2017 when he had just turned 18. He finally got his first big gig in 2019 when he was announced in the McLaren driver lineup alongside Carlos Sainz. He had an impressive rookie season and entered a multi-year deal with Mclaren later that year. Norris had an exceptional 2020 season where he outpaced his teammate on most occasions. His thought process is clear about his future with Mclaren. “My commitment to McLaren is clear: my goal is to win races and become Formula 1 World Champion”.

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His career earnings have not skyrocketed yet, but he makes a handsome sum of money in F1. Norris is currently paid $3 million as his fees for driving the Mclaren MCL35M, according to Forbes, as reported by The12thman. His other on-track earnings are estimated to be around $6 million.

Lando has also been associated with brands such as Bell Helmets, wearegrip, ADD Management, PAP, and McLaren itself. He also owns an e-Sports team named “Quadrant.” His father Adam Norris is a multi-millionaire pension manager who is amongst the richest in the country.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

With F1 getting more popular than ever and with the changing business model, one can expect to see an exponential rise in the net worth of both Norris and Russell in the future.

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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