Hamilton, Verstappen, Leclerc: F1 drivers ranked by how much they earn per lap

Hamilton, Verstappen, Leclerc: F1 drivers ranked by how much they earn per lap

Lewis Hamilton will earn the most amount of money during this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

It is perhaps unsurprising due to the fact that the British driver is a seven-time world champion, but it is interesting how much more he earns than anybody else.

Click4reg sought to find out the salary of each Formula 1 driver for the 2022 season, and using this, how much money they would earn per completed lap at the Imola circuit.

Hamilton tops the list and will pocket an incredible £21,934 per completed lap this weekend.

Current world champion Max Verstappen appears second on the list with £13,709 per lap, which is over £8,000 less than his big rival.

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and McLaren’s Lando Norris share third place in the study, they will take home £10,967 for each successful lap.

The 22-year-old Norris is yet to win a race in his Formula One career, so it is a surprise that he is so high up despite his obvious promise.

Every Formula 1 driver has been ranked by how much money they earn per lap
Every Formula 1 driver has been ranked by how much money they earn per lap

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo occupy joint-fourth place and they are expected to receive £8,225 per completed lap on Sunday.

This year’s pace setter Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is next on the list, but if he keeps up his fine form then he can expect to earn much more when his next contract comes along.

It will take Leclerc just over three completed laps to earn as much as one lap from Hamilton because the Frenchman is predicted to receive £6,580 each lap.

Valtteri Bottas, Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz Jr will all earn £5,483 according to the research.

Valtteri Bottas
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – MARCH 25: Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Alfa Romeo F1 looks on in the Drivers Press Conference before practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on March 25, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez is next, followed by Haas’ Kevin Magnussen, but they both still receive a handy salary.

Esteban Ocon, MercedesGeorge Russell and Pierre Gasly share joint-ninth position in the list.

Alexander Albon completes the top 10, but he is the last driver on the list to earn over £1,000 per completed lap.

Guanyu Zhou, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi and Yuki Tsunoda earn the least out of the 20 drivers, but they are all in the earlier stages of their F1 career.

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