Formula One driver salaries have reportedly been revealed ahead of 2020 season

  • Alex Batt

We are closing in on the return of Formula One, with the Australian Grand Prix set to get the 2020 season underway on March 15.

Excitement is brewing as we prepare for yet another enthralling season of top-class racing across the globe, but there is still a sense of concern that it could be yet another season of Mercedes domination.

Of course, if you are a Mercedes fan, or support Lewis Hamilton and/or Valtteri Bottas, you’ll be happy with that, but as for other supporters or neutrals, they’ll certainly want a closer campaign than last year.

Hamilton dominated from start to finish in his Mercedes, winning his sixth Drivers’ Championship and giving Toto Wolff’s side yet another Constructors’ Championship, so all eyes will be on Ferrari and Red Bull in 2020 and whether they can close the gap or even overtake the Germans.

With winter testing currently going ahead in Barcelona, there has already been a lot of talk away from the track.

Hamilton’s new contract. Sebastian Vettel’s future with Ferrari. The legality of Hamilton’s steering wheel, and complaints about the Prancing Horse’s new car.

However, another talking point which will emerge now is the salaries that the drivers will be taking home from the 2020 season.

A report has surfaced from GPFans that seemingly reveals how much each driver will earn from the upcoming season.

Unsurprisingly, Hamilton is taking home the most money, but Vettel isn’t so far behind him despite his error-ridden season last year.

Whether he’s proving value for money is up for debate, but Ferrari will certainly have decisions to make about the German this time next year.

Below is the list of what the drivers will REPORTEDLY earn next season.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – €48m

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari – €42m

Daniel Ricciardo, Renault – €18m

Max Verstappen, Red Bull – €16m

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari – €9m

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes – €7.5m

Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo – €4m

Carlos Sainz, McLaren – €3.5m

Sergio Perez, Racing Point – €3m

Esteban Ocon, Renaullt – €1.5m

Alexander Albon, Red Bull – €1.2m

Lance Stroll, Racing Point – €1m

Romain Grosjean, Haas – €1m

Kevin Magnussen, Haas – €1m

Pierre Gasly, Alpha Tauri – €400k

Daniil Kvyat, Alpha Tauri – €275k

Lando Norris, McLaren – €225k

Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo – €200k

George Russell, Williams – €200k

Nicholas Latifi, Williams – Undisclosed

As you can see, there’s a whopping difference between the highest earners and the younger drivers on the circuit, but still, we’re sure Russell won’t be scoffing at a cool €200k-a-year from Williams.

Of course, this is just reported salaries for each and every driver, but they will certainly be a solid, ballpark figure for what each driver will take home this season.

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