Enjoying the adrenaline of racing and making a living out of it, ever wondered how much these well-known Formula 1 drivers are paid? Formula 1 driver contract details are kept confidential as the secret of KFC’s 11 ingredients, but a bit of knowledge and digging enables one to at least get a ball park figure for a driver’s salary.


As expected of this year, the highest paid racer is Lewis Hamilton. Second on the list is Sebastian Vettel. Check out the list below of the salaries received by Fomula One racers as listed by

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Imagine the millions of dollars these said racers receive. We all know that professional athletes receive a hefty amount of money but the list above still does not include the sponsors in which individual racers have.



Lewis Hamilton currently leads the 2018 F1 drivers' championship after a convincing win in the Spanish Grand Prix and a podium finish at Monaco GP. He drives for the Mercedes AMG F1 team. One of the most wanted drivers for the next season as his three-year contract with the team expires this season. Mercedes and Hamilton are reportedly close on a new mega three-year deal, tying him to Mercedes through 2021.


Hamilton is the most marketable drivers F1 up to date as seen in recent times, he has endorsement deals with Mercedes-Benz, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Sony, Monster Energy, Bell Helmets, Bombardier, and MV Agusta Motorcycles. He is also the brand ambassador with plans to promote the Tommy Hilfiger Collection, the tailored line and its range of menswear, underwear, and swimwear.

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