The annual list of F1 salaries has again been published, and while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso remains top, he has now been joined by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

The information - complied by Business Book GP2014 and reported on - reckons all three are now on around EUR22 million, with Kimi Raikkonen gaining considerably after moving from Lotus to the Scuderia. Vettel's income has also increased substantially in the wake of his fourth F1 Drivers' title in a row.

Lewis Hamilton meanwhile has now dropped to fourth in the rankings, although he remains on a reputed EUR20 million retainer with Mercedes, one spot in front of Jenson Button, taking home EUR16 million with McLaren.

Current Championship leader Nico Rosberg saw his pay increased by Mercedes from EUR11 million to EUR12 million, while Felipe Massa drops to EUR4 million after losing his seat at Ferrari and then moving to Williams.

Further back, Nico Hulkenberg is now apparently earning four times as much as he did in 2013, with Force India paying him EUR4 million, while his team-mate, Sergio Perez has seen his salary doubled to EUR3 million - despite being dumped by McLaren. Lotus duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado also earn EUR3 million, it is claimed.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo both look a real bargain at EUR1 million and EUR750,000 respectively, while F1 2014 rookie Kevin Magnussen gets EUR1 million with McLaren. Fellow F1 newbie Daniil Kvyat is on EUR250,000 with Toro Rosso.

The full breakdown is below...


1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari EUR22m
= Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari EUR22m
=Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing EUR22m
4. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes EUR20m
5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes EUR16m
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes EUR12m
7. Felipe Massa Williams EUR4m
= Nico Hulkenberg Force India F1 EUR4m
9. Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team EUR3m
= Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team EUR3m
= Sergio Perez Force India F1 EUR3m
12. Adrian Sutil Sauber EUR2m
13. Kevin Magnuseen McLaren-Mercedes EUR1m
= Valtteri Bottas Williams EUR1m
15. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing EUR750,000
= Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso EUR750,000
17. Jules Bianchi Marussia EUR500,000
18. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber EUR400,000
19. Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso EUR250,000
20. Max Chilton Marussia EUR200,000
21. Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 EUR150,000
= Kamui Kobayshi Caterham F1 EUR150,000

What the F1 teams spent on drivers in 2014:

1. Ferrari EUR44m
2. Mercedes EUR32m
3. Red Bull Racing EUR22.75m
4. McLaren-Mercedes EUR17m
5. Force India EUR7m
6. Lotus F1 team EUR6m
7. Williams EUR5m
8. Sauber EUR2.4m
9. Scuderia Toro Rosso EUR1m
10. Marussia EUR700,000
11. Caterham EUR300,000

To compare to the 2013 salaries, CLICK HERE

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