There are no two ways in stating that if Lewis Hamilton is able to complete his comeback by winning the 2021 World Championship, it is going to be one of the most epic success stories in the history of the sport. With Verstappen still edging over Hamilton because of his win-ratio, stakes are high entering the last race of the season on Sunday.
However, the 36-years-old ace Brit driver reportedly stands to earn a whopping bonus if he pips the Dutchman of the F1 world title in Abu Dhabi. Safe to say that the Brackley-based team have made sure that Lewis Hamilton has plenty of incentive too and it is not just down to the fact that his eighth crown would take him one clear of Michael Schumacher at the top of the list.
What incentive is given to Lewis Hamilton?
According to The Sun, the Brit stands to pocket a colossal £3.4million bonus if he clinches the world title on Sunday. Even without the bonus, Hamilton is comfortably the top earner in F1, with youngster Verstappen trailing behind in second spot.
Charles Leclerc and Daniel Ricciardo complete the quartet of highest earners, but the championship will be settled between the top two on Sunday.
Having said that, both Drivers as well as Constructors Championship are up for grabs, but which team and their ace driver will lead the way remains to be seen.