Formula One drivers are one of the best-paid athletes in the world. Let's take a look at the top 5 earners in the 2021 season.
Lewis Hamilton is the highest-paid driver in Formula One. Despite finishing second in 2021, the 7-time world champion earned around $62 million.
The 2021 world champion became the second-highest-paid driver in F1 for the first time. He earned around $40 million on his way to the title.
The two-time world champion surprised everyone with his performances and his payday in 2021. It si reported that Alonso earned $25 million in 2021.
Checo was the big signing for Red Bull and he helped the team in the constructors' championship. He earned around $18 million in his first season with the team.
Seb slipped from second to fifth after moving to Aston Martin in 2021. He also took a huge pay cut and earned around $15 million in their first season.