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Max Verstappen

'Verstappen grabs huge Red Bull bonus after resounding F1 season'

Max Verstappen's salary has increased yet again in 2023, topping a rich list of F1 drivers ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

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With 19 victories (23 if you count the Sprint) and 575 points scored in the World Championship, it's not surprising that Red Bull paid Max Verstappen a hefty fee for his services in 2023.

For his efforts, Forbes has estimated that the Dutchman banked just the $70 million USD. This came as a base salary of $45 million and bonuses for race wins and the championship coming in at $25 million.

Next on the Forbes list is Lewis Hamilton - who actually earned more in base salary than Verstappen, with just the $55 million paid to the seven-time champion, although there was no bonus, with Fernando Alonso sneaking into third.

View below the top 10 best paid F1 drivers of 2023, based on figures from Forbes.

Top ten highest paid F1 drivers according to Forbes

Driver Salary 2023 ($) Bonus ($) Total ($)
1. Max Verstappen 45 million 25 million 70 million
2. Lewis Hamilton 55 million 0 55 million
3. Fernando Alonso 24 million 10 million 34 million
4. Sergio Perez 10 million 16 million 26 million
5. Charles Leclerc 14 million 5 million 19 million
6. Lando Norris 5 million 10 million 15 million
7. Carlos Sainz 8 million 6 million 14 million
8. George Russell 4 million 5 million 9 million
9. Pierre Gasly 5 million 3 million 8 millon
10. Oscar Piastri 3 million 5 million 8 million

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