The world’s first F1 night race – the Singtel Singapore Grand Prix – just ended with Renault’s Fernando Alonso coming in first, followed by Williams’ Nico Rosberg, and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in third position.
As usual, we’re concerned with the all-important question: How much do F1 drivers earn?
According to a Times Online article, Hamilton earned £1 million (S$2.6m) last year, and is now on a 5-year contract with McLaren that’s worth “at least £70 million”.
That is about S$37 million PER YEAR! And this does not include bonuses and endorsements.
Even more shocking is Kimi Raikkonen – last year’s world champion. He is “estimated to be earning around £25 million (S$65.5m) a year over 3 seasons with Ferrari”.