Who are the Top 10 richest Formula 1 drivers of all time?

Read to find out the richest Formula 1 drivers of all time

Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton
Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton

We all know how lucrative and expensive Formula 1 as a sport is and we have also seen throughout the years that the drivers who have been put in the performances have more than justly paid for their efforts. The ladder to reach Formula 1 is definitely a tricky one but once you reach it, you just need to focus on your performances and everything will taken care of by your respective team. So, keeping this in mind, let’s look at top 10 richest Formula 1 drivers of all time.

10. Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is one of most decorated drivers in the history of Formula 1 and can be credit with the best par of Red Bull’s success in early 2010. The German won 4 world championships on the trot for Milton Keynes outfit making him their most successful driver. Vettel has not been the able to achieve the same level of success with Ferrari or Aston but nevertheless features at number 10 on the list with a net worth of around 75.6 million pounds. The German looks to be going strong and still looks like has a lot of years in him at the highest level.

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9. Jody Scheckter

Jody Scheckter
Jody Scheckter

Jody Scheckter had one of most successful career with Ferrari as he went on to become a legend for the team. Jody became the only driver from Africa to have ever won the championship and that record has still remain intact. He won the championship back in 1979 and that was an era when a lot of drivers didn’t come up from the region. Soon after that, Jody Scheckter decided to hang his boots but he want able to earn a lot of time during that time as his net worth reportedly stands at around 75.6 million euros too.

8. Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle
Martin Brundle

We all know Martin Brundle as one of the most celebrated commentators in the sport right now. We have seen him interviewing everyone in the paddock and recently he grabbed the headlines by his hilarious gridwalk. But what is overshadowed by that is his talent as a Formula 1 driver. Although his career as driver was hindered by a lot of injuries, the nine time podium finisher has been able to earn a lot of money after he gave up racing and that has continued to be the case with his net worth of 110 million dollars a clear indication of that.

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7. Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti and son, Michael Andretti, have been in the news as this father-son duo have been trying to find a way into Formula 1 with their team, Andretti Global. The speculations of their entry had the front three of Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull running scared. This shows the deep pockets that they have. Mario Andretti was also one of the more successful Italian American drivers who won the championship in 1978 and also recorded a total of 12 wins and 19 podiums. His net worth current stands at a whopping 90.7 millions pounds, which is way more than the four time world champion, Sebastian Vettel.

6. Eddie Irvine

Eddie Irvine
Eddie Irvine

When we talked about the one of the best ever to have driven a formula 1 car, Eddie Irvine will definitely be part of the conversation after what he has done in and for the sport. He started off his journey at the tender age of 17 competing in the Formula ford championship. Although he didn’t win a championship, he came very close to winning the coveted championship in the year 1999 as he finished behind  Mika Hakkinen. Despite him not being a world champion, he still features 6th on the list with a net worth of 90.7 million pounds.

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5. Jenson Button

Jenson Button
Jenson Button

Jenson Button will always be remembered as the driver who fought with all his might against a feisty and a young Lewis Hamilton at McLaren. The British driver was part of the Brawn GP in 2009 and went on to win his one and only champion with the constructor before he left for McLaren where he would end up finishing his career. The British driver couldn’t bring back the glory days for the British manufacturer’s but definitely had an impact on the sport. He still works as a pundit and makes the big bucks with his net worth around the £113.4m mark.

4. Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen is one of the most fiery characters to have ever stepped into the Formula 1 car. But, he also earned the nick name of Iceman. His best stint in Formula 1 came with Ferrari where he went on to become the world champion in 2007. We have seen how difficult it is to become a world champion with the Italian Giants. Many a greats like Sebastian Vettel and Eddie Irvine have tried but couldn’t do it. Kimi Raikkonen last year took retirement from the sport driving in his 349th race for Alfa Romeo and his current net worth stands at £113.4m.

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3. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso

Fernanado Alonso came in at a time in Formula 1 when the Michael Schumacher show was going on but the undeterred Spaniard broke that chain of consecutive world championships as he went on to become the youngest world champion with Renault, the record which is now held by Sebastian Vettel. The Spaniard had put Michael Schumacher in uncomfortable positions on more than one occasion and eventually got the better off him. He hasn’t looked back from that and has been justly rewarded for his heroics as his net worth stands at £181.5m.

2. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

When we talked about the GOAT, the seven time world champion, Lewis Hamilton will be spoken about in the same breath as Michael Schumacher. The British driver debuted in Formula 1 in the year 2007 and didn’t waste any time in making a statement to the rest of the pack that he is not in this to just make up the numbers. He substantiated his claims by winning his first championship and didn’t look back from that as he has seven championships to his name. Lewis Hamilton has won every penny of that staggering £215.5m net worth and we hope to see more of him in the future.

1. Michael Schumacher

Mattia Binotto with Michael Schumacher
Mattia Binotto with Michael Schumacher

F1 royalty, Michael Schumacher, not to anyone’s surprise, tops the list of the richest Formula 1 driver of all time. The German is arguably the greatest of all time to have ever driven a Formula 1 car. Schumacher came in the sport as a rookie and left as a legend with seven world titles and holds that incredible record of five consecutive titles from the year 2000-2004. Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton came close to break that but it proved to be way too difficult. He deserves to be the richest driver of all time with a net worth of £604.9m, as reported by mirror.

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