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Top 10 Highest-Paid Race Car Drivers In The World

Car racing always held a great significance for both speed lovers and car enthusiasts. History of auto racing goes back to the mid-19th century and with time it has evolved to become an organized sport with fans all over the world. Currently.

There are many international car racing series such as Formula One, NASCAR driving, World Rally Championship and others. Becoming a professional car racer requires deep passion and hard work from an early age and there are some who have achieved the reputation of best drivers.

The sport also rewards these racers well for their performance and some drivers have accumulated net worth of millions, owing to the sports. Here are the top 10 richest car racers in the world 2023-2024.

10. Michael Schumacher

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Michael Schumacher is a former racing driver of Formula One who had a fantastic career at the sport and has driven with some prominent F1 teams. He holds the record of most F1 world driver’s championship with 7 titles which he shares with another F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

Schumacher once held the world records for the most race wins, pole positions and podium finishes. He still holds the record for the most number of fastest laps.

9. Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton (full name Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng) is a legendary racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes. In 2020, he was listed in 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He received Knighthood in the 2021 New Year Honours. Lewis is not only one of the richest drivers but also the highest-paid driver in Formula One.

8. Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso is one of the richest car racers in the world who drives for Alpine team in Formula One. He is the winner of F1 WDC (World Drivers’ Championship) in 2005 and 2006. Even at the age of 41 years, his driving skills are giving competition to the young champions. Over his 20 years of career, Alonso has driven for McLaren, Ferrari, and Minardi teams in Formula One.

7. Kimi Raikkonen

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Kimi Räikkönen, also called as “The Iceman” by the fans, is a former Formula One car racing driver who won 2007 Formula One World Championship for Scuderia Ferrari. He is a prominent racer driven for Sauber, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, and Alfa Romeo teams in F1.

Räikkönen won the last World Drivers’ Championship for Ferrari to date. He is listed among the only five drivers to have more than 100 podium finishes with 103 wins.

6. Ken Block

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Kenneth Paul Block is a rally car driver who races for the Hoonigan Racing Division. He ranks fourth in the list of top 10 richest car racers in the world 2023. He is the first American racer to campaign in the World Rally Championship and the second to score points. Block has competed professionally in rally car racing, snowboarding, and motocross.

5. Jeffery Michael

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Gordon was a stock car racing driver who drove for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is regarded as one of the most influential drivers in NASCAR driving and has been actively raced in the series for 22 years from 1993 to 2015.

Gordon was named in the 50 Greatest Drivers list of NASCAR and has been termed as the Greatest Drivers of All-Time by various outlets.

4. Jenson Button

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Jenson Button is a British racing driver who has raced in Formula One and has also won a championship with Brawn GP team in 2009. He is counted among the best drivers of Formula One and is one of the richest race car drivers in 2023.

Other than F1, he has also won the 2018 season of the Super GT Series with Honda racing team Kunimitsu.

3. Sebastian Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel is a race car driver of Formula One who holds the record for four consecutive championships. His consecutive wins made him the youngest F1 champion, the youngest two-times champion, the youngest three-times champion and youngest four-times champion.

The record is quite interesting with very less probability to be broken any soon. Vettel has won four World Drivers’ Championship titles, which he won consecutively from 2010 to 2013 with Red Bull racing team.

2. Eddie Irvine

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Edmund Irvine Jr. is a media personality and former car racing driver who competed in Formula One. He had a fair career at the sport having finished runner-up in the 1999 championship.
Irvine was a driver with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team. He was hired by Ferrari in 1996 to help support Michael Schumacher’s championship effort.

1. Mario Andretti

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Mario Andretti is a former racing driver often cited as one of the most successful American car racers. Not only Formula One, Andretti is also the winner of IndyCar Series, the World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR. He is included in the list of top 10 richest car racers in the world.

Mario Andretti is highly popular in America with his name termed as a synonym of speed. He is the last American driver till date to win a Formula One race at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix.

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