Formula 1 (F1) is an annual international racing event that first took place in the 1950s. Owned by Formula One Group, this race is organized by the International Motor Federation (FIA).
As the fastest racing world in the world and undergoing many races (Grand Prix) in different countries each season, F1 is not for athletes “mentally weak” or novice. It is not surprising that the champions in F1 history are very tough racers and have extremely “huge” income.
Here are the 10 best racers in F1 history and how much they make.
10. Nikki Lauda
Ranked 10th on this list, Nikki Lauda is a monument in F1 history. He has 25 Grand Prix victories in his career and 3 times won the championship and is also the only F1 driver to bring the championship to both Ferrari and McLaren teams.
Once, Lauda nearly died in an accident, but just a few weeks later he returned to play and won continuously. In 2019, he died at the age of 70, leaving a fortune of about $ 200 million.
9. Jim Clark
Not only two times F1 champion, but British driver Jim Clark also participated in many other racing competitions. In his F1 career, he has 25 Grand Prix victories. Clark died in an accident at Formula 2 F2) in Hockenheim, Germany in 1968, at the age of 32.
8. Jackie Stewart
Fans called Jackie Stewart by nickname “Flying Scot” because of his ability to top speed. This year 80 years old, Stewart has 21 Grand Prix victories in his career in F1 racing, winning 3 times and at least 2 times finishing runner-up.
This achievement was even more remarkable when he learned that Stewart had serious dyslexia (Dyslexia). His net worth is about $ 50 million.
7. Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell, who retired in 1995, owned a long and successful competitive career with one world championship and 31 Grand Prix victories. At the peak of his career, he was the most popular British F1 driver, to the point that many racing tournaments were named after him. Mansell’s net worth is estimated at $ 90 million.
6. Fernando Alonso
Spanish racer Fernando Alonso has won the F1 championship twice, and both times are final victories over legendary Michael Schumacher. During his playing career, he had 32 Grand Prix victories and was considered the end of Michael Schumacher’s golden age. Alonso owns an estimated net worth of $ 240 million.