F1 Driver Salaries 2020: Lewis Hamilton is the highest paid driver this season, in a year plagued by the covid-19 pandemic.
Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly the biggest name in Formula 1 right now. Be it his dominance on the race-track, or his diversity in motor sport messaging, he is never away from the spotlight.
Hamilton is in the last season of his current Mercedes contract. He is expected to sign an extension, but his salary demand have reportedly soared. According to Fox Sports, there are talks of him signing a three-year contract worth around $200 million, including bonuses. That would mark a massive rise to his wages, especially when the globe is going through tough times economically.
Lewis Hamilton,to show his slave ancestors, wears a chain and padlock around his neck and takes the knee at the F1 Grand Prix. He will then take his £40 million salary off shore to his mansion in Monaco.
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Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff had suggested Lewis will sign the contract, along with Bottas – who eventually did sign the extension for the 2021 season. Hamilton, on his part too, has made his intentions clear of continuing in Formula 1, and in all probability with Mercedes.
“There is a point at which physicality and the mental side tail off, and I don’t know when that’s going to be. But I don’t see that happening in the short term, in the next two or three years.”
“I do see myself going for at least another three years.”
Estimated salaries list for 2020
|Red Bull||Max Verstappen||$25m|
|Racing Point||Sergio Perez||$8m|
|Alfa Romeo||Kimi Räikkönen||$5m|
|Racing Point||Lance Stroll||$3m|
|Red Bull||Alexander Albon||$2.5m|
|Alfa Romeo||Antonio Giovanazzi||$1m|
as per racefans.net