On the sequel of our surprisingly popular article of Formula One driver’s salary list, here we have the list for 2012 edition. The salary figures at below are based on per annum or per session. Formula One drivers are always the highest paid drivers in motorsports, and yet again top of the list in 2012 is Fernando Alonso from Scuderia Ferrari with 30 million Euros, which is similar with he amount he got in 2011.

McLaren equally paid their top drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button with 16 million Euros each, a 6 million increment from last year which is superb. Last year’s world champion Sebastian Vettel somehow went home with 10 million Euros, simliarly with team mate Mark Webber, Ferarri’s most useless driver Felipe Massa and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, who net 2 million more than the great Michael Schumacher.

Comeback king Kimi Raikkonen net a cool 5 million Euros on his return to F1 in 2012. Don’t forget this figures do not include endorsement fees from their sponsors so Kimi must have paid millions more for endorsement of Rexona men products or got tons of Clear anti dandruff sampoo bottles in his store room. Anyway here are the list as below.

2012 F1 Salaries List

01. Fernando Alonso €30 million ($37.24 million)
02. Lewis Hamilton €16 million ($19.86 million)
= Jenson Button €16 million ($19.86 million)
04. Sebastian Vettel €10 million ($12.41 million)
= Mark Webber €10 million ($12.41 million)
= Felipe Massa €10 million ($12.41 million)
= Nico Rosberg €10 million ($12.41 million)
08. Michael Schumacher €8 million ($9.93 million)
09. Kimi Raikkonen €5 million ($6.21 million)
10. Heikki Kovalainen €4 million ($4.97 million)`
11. Timo Glock €3 million ($3.72 million)
12. Kamui Kobayashi €1 million ($1.24 million)
= Romain Grosjean €1 million ($1.24 million)
14. Nico Hulkenberg €500,000 ($620650.00)
= Sergio Perez €500,000 ($620650.00)
= Vitaly Petrov €500,000 ($620650.00)
= Pedro de la Rosa €500,000 ($620650.00)
18. Jean-Eric Vergne €400,000 ($496520.00)
= Daniel Ricciardo €400,000 ($496520.00)
= Pastor Maldonado €400,000 ($496520.00)
21. Bruno Senna €250,000 ($310325.00)
= Nairan Karthikeyan €250,000 ($310325.00)
23. Paul di Resta €200,000 ($248260.00)
24. Charles Pic €150,000 ($186195.00)

[SOURCE: Business Book GP 2012]


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