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How much do the teams pay Formula 1 drivers in 2022?

By far, Formula 1 drivers are the highest paid athletes in the world, due to the millionaire salaries per season paid by the teams. But as in an


By far, drivers are the highest paid athletes in the world, due to the millionaire salaries per season paid by the teams.

But as in any sport, not all drivers earn the same, due to the championships, fame and reputation they have achieved throughout their careers.

Considering the above, the multi-champion Lewis Hamilton who has the best salary in Formula 1. By 2022, the Mercedes-AMG driver gets $48 million. The same amount is received by Max Verstappen, who was crowned champion in the 2021 season.

One place below, with an extremely wide gap, appears Fernando Alonso, who in 2022 receives 18 million dollars from Alpine.

Next, the list of the salaries of the Formula 1 drivers in 2022 (it is the one that the teams give them and does not count the fees of the personal sponsors or the agreed bonuses):

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – $48 million

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) – $48 million

2. Fernando Alonso (Alpine) – $18 million

3. Lando Norris (McLaren) – $15 million

4. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) – $13 million

4. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – $13 million

5. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – $11 million

6. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) – $8 million

6. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) – $8 million

6. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) – $8 million

7. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) – $7 million

8. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) – $5.8 million

9. George Russell (Mercedes) – $4.8 million

9. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) – $4.8 million

10. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) – $4.8 million

11. Alex Albon (Williams) – $1.8 million

12. Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) – $880,000

12. Mick Schumacher (Haas) – $880,000

12. Nicolas Latifi (Williams) – $880,000

13. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) – $433,000