Top 10 Highest Paid F1 Drivers In The World

10. Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

The veteran Finnish driver wins $10 Million. The Iceman, nicknamed for his composure and ease, debuted in F1 20 years ago. Now 40, the 2007 world champion remains one of the sport's top drivers, proving his critics wrong.

09. Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll

Williams unveiled Stroll after his 18th birthday in 2017. The Canadian rookie and front-row rookie is a 3-time podium finisher. Now driving for Aston Martin, owned by his billionaire father, he earns $10 million.

08. Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz

He is another driver who has shifted teams, transferring from McLaren to Ferrari after a strong 2022 season. The third person on our list earning $10 million is the son of a two-time world rally winner. The Spanish matador, who placed second in this year's Monaco Grand Prix, is a three-time podium finisher.

07. Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Botta

Second Fin and 4th Driver to earn $10 million a year. The Mercedes driver is in his teammate's shadow. Don't let it fool you; he's one of the most consistent racers, with 60 podiums and 9 wins. Two-time runner-up in the driver's championship is rumored to be in his final season at the silver arrows.

06. Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc

The golden boy of Scuderia Ferrari is ranked sixth. The Monegasque racer has demonstrated his talent in the juvenile categories and in Formula One since making his debut in 2018. The two-time race winner, who is beloved by the tiffosi, will represent Ferrari in the upcoming years.

05. Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

After switching to McLaren from Renault, Honeybadger earns $15 million. Since his early days, Ricciardo has been one of the most skilled drivers on the circuit. His humorous, enthusiastic attitude has razor-sharp racing sting. This season, the 7-time race winner will join a new team.

04. Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton's closest opponent outside of Mercedes, ranks 4th and earns $15 million a year. After a less-than-fairytale conclusion at Ferrari, the 4-time world champion will drive for Aston Martin. The German will attempt to regain his scorching pace after a difficult 2022 season and lead the British great to victory.

03. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

After 3 years away from F1, the 2-time world champion returns. The 39-year-old returns to Alpine, the squad where he won the world championship. Alonso will receive $20 million at PSG. He'll try to win another title with his championship team.

02. Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

The Dutch racing prodigy makes $25 million at Redbull, ranking second on our list. Jos Verstappen's son hopes to become world champion like his father. Making his F1 debut at 16 shows his talent. The 14-time race winner hopes to challenge the champion in 2022.

01. Sir Lewis Hamilton

Sir Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, the highest-paid F1 driver, finishes first again. The 7-time world champion earns $30m/year. This era belongs to the British racing great. Winning an eighth world title will make him the most successful F1 driver ever.