Top 10 Richest F1 Driver Of All Time


1. MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

The crown jewel of the Schumacher family tree, Michael Schumacher is still the joint-most successful F1 driver of all time.

He won a spectacular five consecutive world titles between 2000 and 2004, a feat yet to be achieved by any other racer in the sport.

The German, who has not been seen in public since a serious skiing accident in 2013, is still the wealthiest driver in the world due to his astonishing net worth, believed to be $800m (£604.9m).

 

2. LEWIS HAMILTON

The sensational Brit has already got 103 race wins under his belt, and one more victory would secure his place at the top of F1's history.

Hamilton could very well surpass the great Michael Schumacher on Sunday by winning an eighth world title, with only Verstappen in his way.

Hamilton is thought to earn $55m (£41.5m) a season, the most of any driver, and his personal fortune has increased to a staggering $285m (£215.5m).

 

3. FERNANDO ALONSO

The Spaniard is regularly considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time and is still going strong at the age of 40, having recently secured a podium finish at the Qatar Grand Prix.

He won back-to-back world championships in 2005 and 2006 when he ended Michael Schumacher's reign of dominance with Renault.

Now with Alpine, he is one of the wealthiest drivers of all time, with a reported net worth of around $240m (£181.5m).

 

4. KIMI RAIKKONEN

Kimi Raikkonen’s smooth skill at the wheel has seen him become known as the Iceman and the Alfa Romeo driver certainly has an ice-cool stack of cash stored away in the bank.

The Finn, who will retire after his 349th and final race in Abu Dhabi, is believed to worth around $150m (£113.4m) after spending 17 years racing in F1.

 

5. JENSON BUTTON

Recognised as one of the best drivers Britain has produced, Button enjoyed a fascinating rivalry with Lewis Hamilton at McLaren before his retirement from F1 racing in 2016.

He sealed his one and only world title in the 2009 with the now-defunct Brawn Racing, progressing from a 14th place to clinch a fifth-placed finish in Brazil.

Clearly, with a total fortune of around $150m (£113.4m), Button does not work out of necessity.

 

6. EDDIE IRVINE

The Northern Irishman lived and breathed motor racing, competing in the Formula Ford Championship when he was only 17 years of age.

And Irvine enjoyed an exciting career in F1, winning four grand prix and recording 26 podium finishes during his time in the sport, racing alongside Michael Schumacher with the Scuderia.

This all played a part in the former Ferrari ace making a cool $120m in his career (£90.7m).

 

7. MARIO ANDRETTI

Andretti holds the enviable record of being one of two American drivers to win F1, IndyCar, NASCAR, and the World Sportscar Championship.

Majority of his earnings have emerged from his other racing interests, generating a net worth of $120m, (£90.7m), putting him comfortably in the top 10 richest F1 drivers.

 

8. MARTIN BRUNDLE

While Martin Brundle’s career may have been scuppered by injuries, the Briton has had as successful a post-racing career as one could hope for.

The 62-year-old can regularly be heard on Sky Sports' coverage as a co-commentator alongside David Croft and also writes a column with Sky Sports after every race.

However, he too is also worth a reported $100m dollars, despite the fact he only recorded nine podium finishes during his ten seasons of racing in F1.

 

9. JODY SCHECKTER

The former Ferrari ace’s F1 legacy remains intact, as he is still the only African to have ever won the world championship back in 1979.

His record still stands today, but his wealth has also progressed to new heights despite his success on track.

The South African, who competed in the sport between 1972 before hanging up his racing gloves in 1980, is estimated to be worth around $100m (£75.6m).

 

10. SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel has amassed a serious fortune during his career, believed to be worth around £75.6m.

And that will come as little surprise, considering he has been in F1 for over 10 years and has four world titles to his name between 2010 and 2013.

The German, who still holds the record as the youngest world champion in F1 history after his victorious campaign in 2010, remains one of the highest earners on the grid.