How much is Valtteri Bottas worth? Valtteri Bottas salary 2023

Find out what Valtteri Bottas' net worth is and how much he will earn in the 2023 Formula 1 season


By the numbers, Valtteri Bottas is one of the most successful drivers on the 2023 Formula 1 grid with more wins than everyone except Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.

And that bank of results didn’t come cheap for Alfa Romeo when they acquired the Finn for the start of the 2022 F1 season.

Bottas has carved out a career as a quick and reliable member of the F1 paddock – valuable commodities in this sport – and now in his eleventh season, his bank balance reflects that.

How much will Valtteri Bottas earn in 2023?

Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas at the 2023 Alfa Romeo season launch | Alfa Romeo F1 team

Bottas will earn a staggaring $10 million in 2023 at Alfa Romeo, enough to make him the seventh-highest-paid driver in F1.

This places him higher than Alonso, George Russell, Esteban Ocon and Oscar Piastri, an impressive amount for someone who’s generally ranked in the bottom half of the field by pundits.

He earns almost a third of what former teammate Hamilton makes, though it’s likely Bottas‘ experience at Mercedes – where he took 10 wins and two world championship second-places – that hikes up his value.

Over the years, Bottas has evolved from being a promising talent to a key player in the championship battles, and his salary is a clear indicator of this evolution.

It’s also five times what his current teammate Zhou Guanyu earns at Alfa Romeo, despite Bottas only leading Zhou by a single point in the championship.

Bottas was reportedly on the same salary at Mercedes, at least in his final year, after replacing Nico Rosberg at the team in a more secondary role alongside Hamilton.

How much is Valtteri Bottas worth?

Valtteri Bottas of Alfa Romeo the qualifying ahead of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

By 2023, Valtteri Bottas has accumulated an impressive net worth of around $30 million.

Much of that comes from his substantial F1 career earnings, but Bottas has also built up a valuable portfolio around that.

With his calm demeanour and Scandinavian charm, Bottas is currently the only driver from Finland on the F1 grid and has leveraged that for brand deals with Polar, Abloy and Insijets.

Bottas also has some expensive souvenirs from his stints at manufacturer teams in the form of a Mercedes GT Black Series and an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifiglio. Combined they’re worth over $400,000 but both are nowhere near the most valuable item in Bottas‘ garage.

His Ferrari F40, one of the most iconic road cars ever made, is valued at $2,500,000 and is one of just a handful still in existence.

Finally, Bottas has an idyllic Lapland lakeside house and the customary F1 driver Monaco flat that push up his net worth even more.

F1 Driver Salaries 2023

1Max Verstappen$55m2028Red Bull
2Lewis Hamilton$35m2023Mercedes
3Charles Leclerc$24m2024Ferrari
4Lando Norris$20m2025McLaren
5Carlos Sainz$12m2024Ferrari
6Sergio Perez$10m2024Red Bull
7Valtteri Bottas$10m2025Alfa Romeo
8George Russell$8m2023Mercedes
9Esteban Ocon$6m2024+Alpine
10Fernando Alonso$5m2024+Aston Martin
11Pierre Gasly$5m2024+Alpine
12Kevin Magnussen$5m2023Haas
13Alex Albon$3m2024+Williams
14Lance Stroll$2mOpenAston Martin
15Nico Hulkenberg$2m2024Haas
16Zhou Guanyu$2m2023Alfa Romeo
17Oscar Piastri$2m2024+McLaren
18Yuki Tsunoda$1m2023+AlphaTauri
19Logan Sargeant$1m2023+Williams
20Daniel RicciardoN/a2023AlphaTauri
Adam Dickinson
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An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, and previously worked for and in motorsport and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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