F1 driver salaries as Lewis Hamilton tops Max Verstappen with Lando Norris behind rivals

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Lewis Hamilton unsurprisingly leads the way in total earnings from the top 10 F1 drivers with Max Verstappen second. Express Sport brings you a list in total with some surprise names included.

The seven-time F1 world champion has a predicted $62million to his name, miles ahead of closest rival Verstappen with $42m.

Fernando Alonso is third with his huge $25m salary for Alpine following his return to the sport.

Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel come next on $18m and $15m respectively.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is sixth on the list with his team-mate Carlos Sainz in 10th.

Just ahead of the Spaniard is his former McLaren team-mate Lando Norris who with bonuses is set to earn around $9m.

The Brit sits just behind current team-mate Daniel Ricciardo and Mercedes star Valtteri Bottas.

It could all change next year though with Norris signing a new deal at McLaren.

F1 returns this weekend with the Hungarian Grand Prix before the traditional summer break.

Top 10 F1 driver salaries

(Via Forbes)

No. 1 – Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Salary: $55 million

Bonuses: $4 million to date, $3 million more projected

Total: $62 million

No. 2 – Max Verstappen, Red Bull

Salary: $25 million

Bonuses: $5 million to date, $12 million more projected

Total: $42 million

No. 3 – Fernando Alonso, Alpine

Salary: $25 million

Bonuses: N/A

Total: $25 million

No. 4 – Sergio Perez, Red Bull

Salary: $5 million

Bonuses: $5.5 million to date, $7.5 more projected

Total: $18 million

No. 5 – Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin

Salary: $15 million

Bonuses: N/A

Total: $15 million

No. 6 – Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

Salary: $12 million

Bonuses: N/A

Total: $12 million

No. 7 (tie) – Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes

Salary: $10 million

Bonuses: N/A

Total: $10 million

No. 7 (tie) – Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren

Salary: $10 million

Bonuses: N/A

Total: $10 million

No. 9 – Lando Norris, McLaren

Salary: $3 million

Bonuses: $2.5 million to date, $3.5 more projected

Total: $9 million

No. 10 – Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari

Salary: $8 million

Bonuses: N/A

Total: $8 million

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