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Volume 6 No. 213
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Ferrari Pilots Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen The Highest Paid F1 Drivers

Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen "are the highest paid F1 drivers," according to BLICK. However, "it is the only ranking that Ferrari dominates this season." The Italian team, which "has been unable to provide its drivers with a competitive car this season," pays each of them 26.6M Swiss francs ($29.3M). The ranking, which was compiled by the publishers of "Business Book GP 2014," also shows that Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo "makes 30-times less than his teammate and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel." Ricciardo, who has already won two races this season, has an annual salary of 910,000 Swiss francs ($1M). That's even less than the 2.4M Swiss francs ($2.6M) that Sauber driver Adrian Sutil earns this season (BLICK, 8/18).

2014 F1 Driver Salaries
Driver Team Salary
Fernando Alonso
Ferrari 26.6M Swiss francs ($29.3M)
Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 26.6M Swiss francs
Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull
26.6M Swiss francs
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 24M Swiss francs ($26.4M)
Jenson Button
McLaren 19.4M Swiss francs ($21.3M)
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes 14.5M Swiss francs ($16M)
Felipe Massa
Williams 5M Swiss francs ($5.5M)
Nico Hülkenberg
Force India
5M Swiss francs
Romain Grosjean
Lotus 3.6M Swiss francs ($4M)
Pastor Maldonado
Lotus 3.6M Swiss francs
Sergio Pérez
Force India
3.6M Swiss francs
Adrian Sutil
Sauber 2.4M Swiss francs ($2.6M)
Kevin Magnussen
McLaren 1.2M Swiss francs ($1.3M)
Valtteri Bottas
Williams 1.2M Swiss francs
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
910,000 Swiss francs ($1M)
Jean-Eric Vergne
Toro Rosso
910,000 Swiss francs
Jules Bianchi
600,000 Swiss francs ($660,000)
Esteban Gutiérrez
485,000 Swiss francs
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
300,000 Swiss francs ($534,000)
Max Chilton
240,000 Swiss francs ($264,000)
Marcus Ericsson
180,000 Swiss francs ($198,000)
Kamui Kobayashi
180,000 Swiss francs
Source: Business Book GP 2014