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F1 2011 driver salaries published – but who earns most?

An up-to-date list of F1 driver salaries has been published, revealing just who is being paid what...
The annual list of F1 salaries has again been published, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso remaining top.

The report - published by Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo and citing information compiled by Business Book GP - reckons the Spaniard continues to earn around €30 million per year, although it doesn't take into account any external endorsements.

McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are next up and joint second, with €10 million retainers, followed by Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher and Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel – all apparently on €8 million. Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli round out the top ten, both on €3 million.

The full breakdown is below...


1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari €30m
2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes €10m
= Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes €10m
= Felipe Massa Ferrari €10m
5. Nico Rosberg Mercedes €8m
= Michael Schumacher Mercedes €8m
= Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing €8m
= Mark Webber Red Bull Racing €8m
9. Heikki Kovalainen Team Lotus €3m
= Jarno Trulli Team Lotus €3m
11. Rubens Barrichello Williams €2.2m
12. Timo Glock Virgin Racing €2m
= Nick Heidfeld Lotus Renault GP €2m
14. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber €1m
= Adrian Sutil Force India F1 €1m
16. Vitaly Petrov Lotus Renault GP €500,000
17. Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso €400,000
= Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso €400,000
19. Narain Karthikeyan HRT €250,000
20. Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin Racing €200,000
= Paul di Resta Force India F1 €200,000
= Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT €200,000
= Pastor Maldonado Williams €200,000
= Sergio Perez Sauber €200,000

What the F1 teams spent on drivers in 2011:

1. Ferrari €40m
2. McLaren-Mercedes €20m
3. Mercedes €16m
= Red Bull Racing €16m
5. Team Lotus €6m
6. Lotus Renault GP €2.5m
7. Williams €2.4m
8. Virgin Racing €2.2m
9. Sauber €1.2m
10. Force India €1.2m
11. Scuderia Toro Rosso €800,000
12. Hispania/HRT €450,000

To compare to the 2010 salaries, CLICK HERE

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