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F1 2023

Verstappen set to pay unprecedented amount for F1 super licence

Max Verstappen will have to pay heavily for his Formula 1 super licence in 2023. The Dutchman also holds the 'record' for the most expensive licence ever after a record-breaking year in 2022.

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Prior to each Formula 1 season, all teams and drivers have to pay entry fees. The final standings of the season are used for this purpose: teams and drivers pay a standard amount, plus an amount per World Championship point scored.

The entry fee for each F1 team was recently revealed, with Red Bull – as the 2022 Constructors' Champions – facing the highest bill prior to next season. Among drivers, then, it comes as no surprise that Max Verstappen pays the heftiest price.

RacingNews365.com has learned that, for the upcoming 2023 Formula 1 season, the drivers will have to pay a base fee of 10,400 euros, plus 2,100 euros per point scored in the past season.

Verstappen set record after record last year, including the most points scored by a single driver in a single season, having amassed 454 of them.

In doing so, he automatically gains a new record. The Dutchman has the most expensive super licence ever: prior to the next F1 season, Verstappen has to pay 454 x 2,100 + 10,400 euros = 963,400 euros.

Curious about how much other drivers will pay for their super licence in 2023? Then check the table below.

F1 driver super licence fees for 2023

Driver Points scored in 2022 Fee
Verstappen 454 €963,800
Leclerc 308 €657,200
Perez 305 €650,900
Russell 275 €587,900
Sainz 246 €527,000
Hamilton 240 €514,400
Norris 122 €266,600
Ocon 92 €203,600
Alonso 81 €180,500
Bottas 49 €113,300
Magnussen 25 €62,900
Gasly 23 €58,700
Stroll 18 €48,200
Tsunoda 12 €35,600
Zhou 6 €23,000
Albon 4 €18,800
De Vries 2 €14,600
Hulkenberg 0 €10,400
Piastri 0 €10,400
Sergeant 0 €10,400

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