Without them, nothing works in Formula 1: Mechanics take care of Charles Leclerc’s Bolliden.
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Despite their importance, they only earn an estimated 50,000 francs a year.
The marshals are worse off: Their work is mostly voluntary.
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Max Verstappen collects “only” 23 million francs as runner-up.
The seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (34) is the absolute best earner among F1 drivers with his estimated annual salary of around 50 million Swiss francs. The Briton earns more than twice as much as the runner-up – Max Verstappen (23) collects “only” 23 million francs.
Formula 1 – glamor world with horrific wages? Not quite. That may apply to the big racing stars, but many employees away from the cockpit fall by the wayside.