Top 15 Highest-Paid F1 Drivers (2015-2016)

30 May 2016

Who are the highest-paid F1 drivers this year? Let’s take a look at the top 15 richest speed demons!

Perhaps the F1 Grand Prix Racing is not as big as the World Cup of football. But it is definitely the most expensive sport in the world. One of the reasons is the expenditure to pay these highest-paid F1 drivers.

F1 is also a dangerous sport. However, it has a great proportion between how dangerous the sport is and how high the drivers’ salaries are.

In this article, we will be talking about some of the greatest drivers in the world. These 15 people are not just the best, but also the highest-paid. In fact, the top four made it to current Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes.

Being the F1 driver is a dream job. You get to travel around the world throughout the entire season. And you also get paid for speeding. Let’s find out about these lucky fifteen gentlemen!

15. Max Verstappen ($800,000)

Top 15 Highest-Paid F1 Drivers (2015-2016) | #15 Max Verstappen ($800,000) | source: espnf1.com
Top 15 Highest-Paid F1 Drivers (2015-2016) | #15 Max Verstappen ($800,000) | source: espnf1.com

Max Verstappen is the youngest driver to ever win a F1 race. He is only 18 years old. He has a long and bright career ahead of him.

The $800,000 paycheck from his current team, Red Bull Racing, was from the beginning of this season. After his last victory in Spanish Grand Prix, he would definitely get a salary raise.

If you have been following this sport for a long time, you may find his name familiar. That is because his father, Jos Verstappen, was also a F1 driver. He competes for a decade. His last season was in 2003.

There are many more interesting facts about Max. Take a look at this article, The Story Behind Verstappen’s Historical Victory, to find out more.

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