Lewis Hamilton will be a Ferrari driver from 2025, so this will be his last season with Mercedes. Although the news surprised everyone, another piece of information about the 39-year-old driver's agreement with the Italian team amazed fans: the millionaire salary that the seven-time Formula 1 champion will receive.
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According to European media such as Daily Mail in England and Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, Hamilton would have a base salary of 50 million euros per year. But he could receive the immense sum of almost 100 million euros thanks to sponsors, image rights and bonuses. Thus, the driver will double the current salary he has at Mercedes, which in total is around 55 million in European currency.
Lewis Hamilton leaves Mercedes (Photo: AFP)
The highest paid drivers in Formula 1
Thanks to his renewal until 2028, Max Verstappen is the highest paid in Formula 1. The Dutchman, three-time world champion, pockets a figure around 70 million dollars, according to Spotrac, followed by Hamilton with 55.
In third place on the podium of the drivers who earn the most in the top category is Fernando Alonso, who earns 34 million dollars.
Hamilton's statement to explain his move to Ferrari
“I feel incredibly lucky, after achieving things with Mercedes that I could only have dreamed of as a child, to now have the opportunity to fulfill another childhood dream: driving in Ferrari red,” said the Briton in an extensive post he made. on their social networks.
“It is the right time to make a change and take on a new challenge. I still remember the feeling of taking a leap of faith into the unknown when I first joined Mercedes in 2013. I know some people didn't understand it at the time, but I was right to take the step then and it's the feeling I have of new. now. “I am excited to see what I can bring to this new opportunity and what we can do together,” he added.
Hamilton's extensive publication to give his reasons for his move to Ferrar. (Photo: IG Capture @lewishamilton)