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Formula 1 2022 driver salaries

Lewis Hamilton is once again F1's highest earner in 2022, but is now joined by Red Bull's Max Verstappen

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Despite losing his crown to Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton remains the highest earner in Formula 1 with an estimated salary of around €35 million. However, the British star is now joined by 2021 World Champion Verstappen who now takes home a reported €35 million, after the signing of his long term deal with Red Bull.

Behind the 2021 championship protagonists, Lando Norris is on a reported €24 million per season, and after an excellent 2021 campaign the Brit was given a pay bump despite signing a new deal in the summer. Norris also represents McLaren’s long-term future with the British ace contracted to the team until 2025.

Fourth on the list is Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who despite entering his 40s commands a hefty salary of around €17.5 million. The Spaniard’s value stems from his ability to develop the Alpine race car as well as his marketing potential given his status as a double world champion. Alonso’s contract with the Enstone-based team expires at the end of the 2022 season.

Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the top five, with both drivers said to be on an estimated €13 million.

George Russell, who swapped Williams for Mercedes, will pocket €4.5m, while Valtteri Bottas, the man Russell replaced has secured himself a deal worth €8.5m a year at Alfa Romeo.

Other notable figures include F1 returnee Alex Albon, who will take home €1.75 million at Williams, while F1 debutant Guanyu Zhou, will earn a reported €850,000 during his rookie season.

F1 2022 Driver Salaries

DriverSalaryContract DurationTeam
1.Lewis Hamilton €35 million2023Mercedes
2. Max Verstappen€35 million2028Red Bull
3.Lando Norris€24 million2025McLaren
4.Fernando Alonso€17.5 million2022Alpine
5.Daniel Ricciardo €13 million2022+*McLaren
6.Sebastian Vettel€13 million2023+*Aston Martin
7.Carlos Sainz€11 million2024Ferrari
8.Charles Leclerc€10.5 million 2024Ferrari
9.Valtteri Bottas€8.5 million2025Alfa Romeo
10.Lance Stroll€8.5 million Indefinite Aston Martin
11.Sergio Perez€7.0 million 2022Red Bull
12.George Russell€4.5 million 2023Mercedes
13. Esteban Ocon€4.5 million2024Alpine
14. Pierre Gasly €4.5 million 2023AlphaTauri
15. Alex Albon €1.75 million 2022+ (Red Bull)**Williams
16. Nicholas Latifi €850,0002022Williams
17. Mick Schumacher €850,0002022+ (Ferrari)**Haas
18. Nikita Mazepin €850,0002022Haas
19. Guanyu Zhou€850,0002022Alfa Romeo
20. Yuki Tsunoda €650,0002022+*AlphaTauri
* + indicates the option to extend.
**Indicates that the driver is under contract with another team.

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