Top 7 Highest Paid F1 Drivers in 2011

Back in the “golden days” of Michael Schumacher, I read somewhere that he was close to be the first F1 driver to become a billionaire. Now that these “golden days” are gone and that he retired and came back, now that other athletes are more “mediatic” and make lots of money (check our Top 7 Highest Paid Athletes in 2010 post), it would be nice to check how the F1 drivers are doing these days, regarding the amount of money they made. Accordingly to this last week’s issue of Portuguese magazine Auto Hoje, quoting the German sports news agency Sid, here you can find the Top 7 Highest Paid F1 Drivers. Surprisingly and despite he is not doing very much after he came back, Michael Schumacher is still in the top list, but he is not the highest paid driver. For this list, we consider how much they make in total, including salary and sponsors.

1. Fernando Alonso

2011 salary: €28 million

Team: Ferrari

Nationality: Spanish

Date of birth: July 29, 1981

2. Michael Schumacher

2011 salary: €18 million

Team: Mercedes GP

Nationality: German

Date of birth: January 3, 1969

3. Sebastian Vettel (tie)

2011 salary: €15 million

Team: Red Bull Racing

Nationality: German

Date of birth: July 3, 1987

3. Lewis Hamilton (tie)

2011 salary: €15 million

Team: McLaren

Nationality: British

Date of birth: January 7, 1985

5. Felipe Massa

2011 salary: €14 million

Team: Ferrari

Nationality: Brazilian

Date of birth: April 25, 1981

6. Jenson Button

2011 salary: €12 million

Team: McLaren

Nationality: British

Date of birth: January 19, 1980

7. Nico Rosberg

2011 salary: €10 million

Team: Mercedes GP

Nationality: German

Date of birth: June 27, 1985

Source: autohoje.com, f1.com, planetf1.com

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  1. Victor

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