Formula 1 is a single seater car which is used in high speed racing the first race of Formula 1 was inaugurated in 1950 its current champion is Lewis Hamilton. Car racing is one of the very dangerous sports in the world and Formula 1 is a form of car racing in which drivers needs to be expert in high speed driving in toughest race tracks. As we told before that Formula 1 is very dangerous sport that’s why participants are rewarded with handsome amount of money Formula 1 is a billion dollar business. Drivers died every year in car racing accidents so many car racing companies like Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes paid their drivers huge pile of cash every year and they sign the best drivers in the world to compete in race and to stay in winners list. Here in this article we will show you the top ten list of highest paid drivers of Formula 1 car racing there is very tough competition between Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton because these three are known as the best and highest paid drivers in the world. So, after pile up all information from reliable sources and contracts of different companies we present you the exact top ten list of highest paid drivers of Formula 1 car racing.
1. Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel was born on 3rd July 1987 in Heppenheim Germany he is a German Formula 1 racing driver and currently driving for Ferrari. He is the highest paid Formula 1 driver in the world its annual salary is about £50 million he has his three years contract with Ferrari (2015-2017) he is currently world No. 3.
2. Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso was born on 29 July 1981 in Oviedo Spain he is a Spanish Formula 1 racing driver and currently ranked World No. 18. He is the second highest paid driver his annual salary is about £25.5 million he is currently racing for McLaren-Honda and he has two years deal with this company (2015-2016).
3. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton was born on 7th July 1985 in Stevengae, United Kingdom he is currently ranked World No.1 he is currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. He is the third highest paid Formula 1 driver in the world his annual salary is about £18 million he has last year of his current contract.
4. Kimi Räikkönen
Kimi Raikonen was born on 17 October 1979 in Espoo, Finland he is Finnish racing driver he is currently ranked World No.5. He is the fourth highest paid Formula 1 driver in the world his annual salary is about £18 million he is driving for Ferrari in Formula 1 he is on last year of his current contract.
5. Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg was born on 27 June 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany he is German racing driver and he is currently ranked World No.2. He is currently driving for the Mercedes Formula One team he is the fifth highest paid racing driver in the world his annual salary is about £10 million he has his 2 years current contract.
6. Jenson Button
Jenson Button was born on 19 January 1980 in Frome United Kingdom he is British Formula 1 driver he is currently singed to McLaren. He is the sixth highest paid Formula 1 driver in the world his annual salary is about £6 million he is currently ranked World No. 17.
7. Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa was born on 25 April 1981 in Sao Paulo, Brazil he is Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver he is currently ranked World No.6. He is seventh highest paid Formula 1 racing driver in the world his annual salary is about £3 million and he is on last year of his current contract.
8. Nico Hülkenberg
Nico Hülkenberg was born on 19 August 1987 in Germany he is currently ranked World No.9 and he is German professional racing driver. He is on number eight of highest paid Formula 1 racing drivers he is currently racing for the Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team.
9. Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo was born on 1st July 1989 in Perth, Australia he is Australian professional racing driver and he is currently standing on World No. 7. He is ninth highest paid racing driver in Formula 1 car racing his annual salary is about £2.5 million and he is currently competing in Formula One for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
10. Sergio Pérez
Sergio Pérez was born on 26 January 1990 in Guadalajara, Mexico he is currently standing of World No.12 and he is currently driving for Force India. He is the tenth highest paid driver in Formula 1 car racing he has his new multi years deal contract.