Money game F1’s ten highest-paid drivers revealed as Lewis Hamilton is knocked off the top spot for first time in years

FORMULA ONE’S best paid drivers in 2022 have been revealed, with a new champion in tow. And like Hamilton, he has secured this deal with just a basic salary. Leclerc comes in next after earning £18.9m ($23m) over 2022. Another star leaving the sport, Daniel Ricciardo, earned the same as Vettel. Spaniard Carlos Sainz comes in at P8 on the list, earning £12.4m ($15m). The 23-year-old McLaren star was the only driver outside of the big three teams to earn a podium throughout the season and finished best of the rest in P7 in the driver standings. His impressive season saw him earn £9.1m ($11m) in 2022, eclipsing that of compatriot George Russell. The 24-year-old earned £8.2m ($10m) despite a basic salary of just £2.5m ($3m).

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