Edition Crash.net on the basis of information from Business Book GP reports that three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton became the highest-paid racer of the year.
In 2016, the year Lewis earned 32 million euros, which is 7 million more than in 2015.
Second place among the most highly paid pilots in F1 in 2016, the share Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Each of them this year received 30 million euros.
Fourth place in the ranking by Jenson button, finished his career in the Big Prizes. The salary of the British amounted to 17 million euros. And only fifth place in this list is left for the world champion in 2016, Nico Rosberg, who earned one million less Button.
Salary Rosberg would have risen substantially in 2017 and 2018 if he continued to comply with the terms of the new agreement with Mercedes, which was concluded in the middle of the season, with the direct participation in the negotiation process Gerhard Berger.
However, immediately after the victory in the overall standings, Nico decided to leave the sport.
The lowest paid champion of the world in 2016 was Kimi Raikkonen. The Finnish veteran has received from Ferrari eight million euros.
The winner of the Grand Prix of Malaysia Daniel ricciardo earned in the current year is 5.5 million.
Note that Daniil Kvyat in the ranking shares 13th place with Kevin Magnussen and Esteban gutiérrez: each of them got from their teams for 750 thousand euros.
The youngest F1 GP winner Max Verstappen has earned even less, namely 500 thousand euros.
In the list of salaries has all the drivers except Esteban Windows, which were replaced in the Manor the Rio Haryanto in the second half of 2016.
Below is a table of the total costs of the teams on the salaries of pilots in 2016.
Salary of pilots in 2016:
How much teams spent on salaries to riders in 2016:
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