F1 » F1 2009 driver salaries revealed


The list of F1 driver salaries in 2009 - happy news if your name is Kimi Raikkonen, but perhaps less pleasant reading for newly-crowned world champion Jenson Button...

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James - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 12:58 AM

@ Powerline What?? How did Alonso and Renault cheat in 2006?

And it doesnt matter whether its in dollars or pounds, he still earnt a lot more than Rubens even though has been the better driver in the 2nd half of the season and has run him close in the title, how can Jenson justify being worth $4 million more than Rubens? And yet he is still complaining about his pay and wants more! He has made out in the press that he has been so hard done by and after finding out how much he is on compared to Rubens, that has made me pretty annoyed at Jenson's constant whinging, especially as Rubens hasn't complained once

19kRPM - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 6:43 AM

These salaries are definitive proof that remaining top-auto F1 teams and their managers operate with a gov mentality, it is all about who you know. Pay-for-performance now only applies to their hired truck-drivers. KR joins MS in the exclusive ring of meisters of deceit, each in opposite ends of the spectrum. Technically, KR did not race for Ferrari in 2008. Then again, he took the 2009-money (five times Massas salary) and did not run, literally! Worse yet, Massa signed for half-million less than Nico?! Jens and Massa urgently need better agents.

DavidinStLouis, MO, USA - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 7:04 AM

@renegade - if Rubinho was only paid when he scored points, no wonder he was upset when the car went away from him at Brazil! :p His salary took a huge nose dive after his first pit & new tires.

Not that I disagree too terribly if a team were to have a program to pay their drivers a BASE salary - say, $2,000,000 - plus $50,000 per point collected.

That means that a backmarker team would have their drivers paid for driving the car to the best of their ability & being rewarded further for scoring. I'd go for that, literally! :) Where do I sign up? :)

Terapi - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 7:38 AM

You people think that it is so simple in deciding the salaries of these drivers. Performance is just one of the factor and it is not necessarily most important. If you think you are so smart to know who deserves this or that, you would be running a very successful F1 team by now.

parablob - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 10:00 AM

Crap!! disguisting!!not worth that amount of money,no-one is and to think alonso gets that amount off money and hes been involved in both of the big stories oover the last 2 years,lets get a system of pay basied on results,Kimi gets paid the same amount as a gdp of a small country,Why they only drive a car

Anil - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 4:40 PM

False news!!!!

Kimi would have never had such a high salary to the rest of the drivers.

I doubt the source of this article.

thats a load of bullshit!!

rob01

October 29, 2009 7:49 PM

Toyota has not even been discussed," Raikkonen told Finland's MTV3. "If I want to drive (F1) cars, then McLaren in the only option. I should know the situation in the next few days."

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