F1 2014 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 in 2014...
F1 2014 driver salaries published - but who earns most?

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 TomorrowNewsF1.com - 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 RaikkonenFerrariEUR22m
=Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing EUR22m
4. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes EUR20m
5. Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes EUR16m
6. Nico Rosberg MercedesEUR12m
7. Felipe MassaWilliams EUR4m
= Nico HulkenbergForce India F1EUR4m
9. Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamEUR3m
= Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamEUR3m
= Sergio PerezForce India F1EUR3m
12. Adrian SutilSauberEUR2m
13. Kevin MagnuseenMcLaren-MercedesEUR1m
= Valtteri BottasWilliamsEUR1m
15. Daniel RicciardoRed Bull RacingEUR750,000
= Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso EUR750,000
17. Jules BianchiMarussiaEUR500,000
18. Esteban GutierrezSauberEUR400,000
19. Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro RossoEUR250,000
20. Max ChiltonMarussiaEUR200,000
21. Marcus EricssonCaterham F1EUR150,000
= Kamui KobayshiCaterham F1EUR150,000

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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