F1 prize money 2021 as Max Verstappen wins title after last-lap drama with Lewis Hamilton

Max Verstappen’s spectacular Formula One World Championship marketing campaign is believed to have pocketed him an additional £12million bonus.

The Red Bull ace secured his first ever F1 world title in dramatic, and controversial fashion after he pipped Lewis Hamilton to the end line in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Verstappen’s ferocious rivalry with the Mercedes ace arrange a grandstand winner-takes-all conclusion, as each drivers got here into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix degree on 369.5 factors.

But it surely was Verstappen who ended this thrilling affair on high, with a jaw dropping overtake in the final lap at the Yas Marina circuit.

And his daring transfer is believed to have additionally earned him a sizeable bonus, as experiences have claimed his heroics this season may have earned him round £12m in bonuses.

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Verstappen is about to be handsomely awarded for his victory over Hamilton

Studies from Marca have claimed the Dutchman’s heroics over the course of this dramatic F1 marketing campaign will see his wage from this season rise from round £19.6m to £31.5m.

Whereas Verstappen wouldn’t have obtained a ‘drivers price’ from F1 themselves, the amassed bonuses from this marketing campaign will pocket him round £11.9m further.

And Hamilton would have additionally been in line for an enormous monetary bonus if he was in a position to maintain on to his lead.

The Brit had amassed an enormous 10-second lead when he got here into the ultimate 5 laps at Yas Marina.

Whereas Verstappen had made up some floor on him coming into the ultimate lap, Hamilton nonetheless had the benefit over his rival.

Nonetheless, a crash from Williams driver Nicolas Latifi and the emergence of a security automotive appeared to throw the race into chaos, and Verstappen capitalised with an overtake within the closing lap.

If Hamilton had maintained his lead and gained his eighth title, experiences from the Sun claimed the Mercedes ace would have obtained a cool £4m bonus.

Additionally it is believed the remainder of the Mercedes employees would have additionally shared a £17.5m bonus amongst themselves, pocketing them an additional £10,000 every.

Max Verstappen’s dramatic overtake within the closing lap was the essential second on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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Nonetheless, it was to not be as Verstappen overtook the Brit in dramatic trend.

As well as, Crimson Bull themselves are additionally believed to have obtained round £50m in prize cash from System.

F1 have managed to generate an enormous £1.05billion through the 2021 season, and experiences from the Daily Star perceive £50m is awarded to the successful workforce as prize cash.

A core quantity of prize cash, believed to round 47.5 per cent of F1’s revenue, is break up into two with one half shared amongst the highest ten groups within the Championship.

It’s believed Hamilton would have secured a £4m bonus if he had secured the title at Yas Marina

These are then selected a sliding scale which is knowledgeable by the occasions of the race. Nonetheless, Verstappen’s thoughts was definitely not on the cash, throughout his post-race celebrations .

“Lewis is an incredible driver, an incredible competitor,” Verstappen stated shortly after his victory.

“They made it actually actually exhausting for us. The 2 groups went in opposition to one another and we had some powerful instances however that is a part of sport and the emotion, everybody desires to win.

“It may have gone both means in the present day and subsequent yr we’ll come again and take a look at it once more.”

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