Formula 1 Prize Money 2019

Formula 1 Prize Money 2019 (Constructors championship)

The Formula 1 prize money 2019? The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is one of the biggest motor racing championships in the world. The F1 stands for Formula One cars and the world championship is the 72nd event of the Formula One World Championship.

It is validated by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ championship titles. Here we take a look at the Formula 1 Prize Money 2019.

So how much prize money is there in the Constructors Championship? Well, Ferrari will be earning the largest amount of the Formula 1 revenue share. F1 follows a strange revenue share model and we take an in-depth look at how much money there is.

F1’s 2019 revenues are estimated at $1.38bn which is shared among teams and other shareholders. That is a huge amount of money! It is one of the highest-earning sports competitions in the world.

There is huge money in the Formula 1 and some estimates suggest it generates up to a billion dollars of revenue. So where does it go?  The CVC (parent company of Formula 1 group) is responsible for distributing the prize money. Revenue from one race can range between $100 million to $140 million. Meanwhile, Formula 1 revenue is growing every year. In fact, in 2014 total revenue was around $1.8 billion.

Formula 1 prize money 2019: How does Formula 1 distribute their prize money?

The F1 distribute total profit to all the teams.  However, drivers don’t receive any prize money because Formula 1 drivers are paid salaries by the teams they drive for. So is the money distributed evenly throughout the teams? Well no, is the simple answer.

The Formula 1 revenue is divided into two categories (50% each) and one half goes to Formula 1 teams (prize money fund) and the other half goes to formula 1 group and shareholders.

The prize money fund: F1 divide the money into several parts. (Column 1 payment = F1 divide 23.7% equally for top 10 teams while they divide Column 2 payment 23.7% for teams according to how they finish in the constructor championship). 2.5% goes to Ferrari who have a special contract with Formula one.

Things to know:

  • Top ten teams receive the column one and column two payments.
  • F1 share column one payments equally among top 10 teams in last three years.
  • F1 share column two payments through the top 10 teams depending on how they finish in the current constructors championship.
  • Teams who finish outside the top ten get a column three payment which is around $10 million just for being part of Formula 1.
  • All 11 teams earn transportation costs.

Formula 1 money distribution among teams and the stake holders

Formula 1 prize money 2019 distribution

So how much do F1 drivers actually earn?

Formula 1 Prize money 2019? Well that’s hard because the teams decide on how much they will pay their drivers. Usually the money they will give more to the driver who has won the most- through bonuses to their salaries etc. But the highest earning drivers such as Sebastian Vettel earns around $50 million a year!

Formula One drivers annual salaries (based on 2017) – Formula 1 Prize money 2019

DriverYearly salaryContract 
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)$50 million (£33.4m) in first year, Basic $30m a year plus bonuses afterwards3 Years (2019-20)
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)Max $30 million a year including all bonuses1 Year Deal (2019)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedez)$31 million a year (£20.9m) basic salary plus performance bonuses up to $10m a yearNew 3 year deal
Kimi Raikonen (Ferrari)$7 million plus performance bonuses of max $10 million1 year extension for 2019 season
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)$8.5 million a year (£7m) including bonuses with switch to Mercedes1 Year Deal (2019)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)$6.5 million a year (£5.2m)2017 to 2019
Felipe Massa (Williams)$3.5 million a year 1 year (2017)
Nico Hulkenberg (Renault F1)$3 million a year1 year deal
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)$3 milion a year Multi-year contract with Red Bull
Sergio Perez (Force India)$2.5 million a year (£2m)Final year

Below we have the 2016 Formula 1 Prize money table. Mercedez won the constructors championship title that time and earned around $148.5 million. Meanwhile Ferrari earns a massive $208 million despite finishing second due largely in part to historic payments.

2016 F1 Prize Money distribution

StandingsTeamsEqualMeritOther PaymentsTOTAL
1MERCEDES $42m$76.5m$30m (Historical payment)$148.5m
2FERRARI$42m$56m$90m (Ferrari payment) + $20m (bonus fund)$208m
3WILLIAMS $42m$45.5m$30m (Historical payment)$117.5m
4RED BULL $42m$38.5m$60m (Bonus Fund)$140.5m
5FORCE INDIA$42m$35m$77m
6LOTUS $42m$31.5m$73.5m
7TORO ROSSO $42m$24.5m$68.5m
8SAUBER $42m$21m$63m
9MCLAREN $42m$17.5m$34m (Bonus Fund)$93.5m

F1 Drivers records- All-time greatest F1 drivers

Greatest Formula 1 drivers

F1 Drivers records- All-time winners

1 Michael Schumacher1991-2006, 2010-20123089129.55%
2 Lewis Hamilton2007-20192166530.09%
3 Alain Prost1980-1991, 19932025125.25%
4 Sebastian Vettel2007-20192075024.15%
5 Ayrton Senna1984-19941624125.31%
6 Fernando Alonso2001, 2003-20193013210.63%
7 Nigel Mansell1980-1992, 1994-19951913116.23%
8 Jackie Stewart1965-19731002727.00%
9 Jim Clark1960-1968732534.25%
 Niki Lauda1971-1979, 1982-198517714.12%

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1 Comment

  1. Andre domingo

    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Is lewis hamilton have a weekly allounce?

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