LEWIS HAMILTON is about to as soon as once more be Components One’s prime earner on a very staggering £40million pay packet.
Mercedes star Hamilton – who tops the Sunday Times’ Sports Rich List – will earn effectively over twice as a lot as each different driver when he agrees to a contract for 2021.
Sebastian Vettel was the second highest-earner in 2020 however has traded his £37m Ferrari pay packet for a extra modest £12.5m at Aston Martin.
Returning legend Fernando Alonso is about to pocket £15m when he gets back into the Renault, often known as Alpine in 2021.
Crimson Bull driver Max Verstappen is on a £14m contract that may probably dwarf new team-mate Sergio Perez’s deal.
The Mexican’s 2021 wage is unknown however anticipated to be across the £2.5m he earned at Racing Level final yr.
Daniel Ricciardo is available in at fifth on a £12.5m cope with McLaren, a discount on his £16m Renault wage with a closely bonus-based settlement at his new residence.
Charles Leclerc’s £8m Ferrari wage places him sixth, forward of Valtteri Bottas at world champions Merc on £6.5m.
Scuderia newboy Carlos Sainz is certainly one of few drivers to earn a pay rise forward of 2021 with a bump as much as £5.3m as he swaps Ferrari from McLaren.
Kimi Raikkonen, Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon are the one different drivers thought to earn seven-figure sums.
Lewis Hamilton simply must put pen to paper on his £40million deal to race in 2021Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The brand new season will see a handful of rookies enter the paddock in Mick Schumacher, Nikita Mazepin and Yuki Tsunoda.
Racing will get underway in Bahrain on March 28 with a three-day take a look at set for the Sakhir circuit from March 2-4.
The Australian Grand Prix has been put again to November with Imola remaining on the calendar after a profitable return to the historic venue in 2020.
Saudi Arabia and the Dutch circuit Zandvoort are on the calendar, with no place for the extremely anticipated Vietnamese GO.