2021 F1 Driver Salaries: How Much Do Lewis Hamilton & Max verstappen Earn?

It’s no secret that driving cars at the pinnacle of motorsport comes with a hefty reward.

 So let's take a look at the top seven paid drivers in Formula 1 this season.

Lewis Hamilton
$62 Million

The seven-time world champion holds the pole position for the highest-paid driver in F1. Hamilton pen down a new two-year contract with Mercedes in July. The Briton will earn a mind-boggling $62 million a year.

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Max Verstappen
$42 Million

The Red Bull driver enjoyed a massive hike in salary this season, projecting his total sum around $42 million, which also includes an incredible $17 million-worth bonuses. 

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Fernando Alonso
$25 Million

After two years away from the grid, the two-time world champion made his return with Alpine this season. The Spaniard signed a two-year contract with a whopping $25 million a year.

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Sergio Perez
$18 Million

Sergio Perez who joined Red Bull this year after two seasons with Racing Point (now Aston Martin) will earn around $18 million, including $13 million-worth bonuses.

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Sebastian Vettel
$15 Million

Sebastian Vettel, who recently switched to Aston Martin, is the fifth highest-paid F1 driver of 2021. His pay could go up to $15 million. It is believed that the Silverstone-based team is paying half of what the German earned in his final season at Ferrari.

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Charles Leclerc
$12 Million

Scuderia Ferrari academy driver, Charles Leclerc, is sixth on this list. The Monegasque racing driver, who is in his third year with Scuderia Ferrari, will earn around $12 million a year.

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Valtteri Bottas
$10 Million

The 2019 and 2020 runner-up of driver’s championship, Valtteri Bottas, who is in his final year on his contract, will earn $10 million in 2021.

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