The solely draw back of the profitable 2023 champions’ file is the 8.6 million euros that Pink Bull must fork out to easily be a part of the sector in 2024.
It’s the worth of success imposed by an FIA at odds with many groups, not least due to this monumental chew into the groups’ coffers.
Between the bottom price, the bonus of being champions of their respective classes, and the staggering variety of victories, doubles and factors, the quantity might be dearer than the earlier yr’s penalty (7 million euros) for exceeding the spending restrict.
It is also greater than the value to be paid by the second and third collectively, Mercedes and Ferrari.
Verstappen will face a complete of 1.2 million euros to pay after his 19 victories, ranging from the bottom, which is 10,400 euros as preliminary price and a pair of,100 euros for every level, and he had 575, a file.
Behind him is Checo Perez, runner-up, with 608,900 euros.
Pink Bull normally pays for Max, however nothing has been stated about Checo, a minimum of formally.
Fernando Alonso, has the fourth highest price, 443,000 euros and Carlos Sainz in seventh at 430,000 euros.
The final one is Logan Sargeant, and his meager level, might be 12,500 euros.
This can be a controversial problem since it’s a supply of cash for the FIA.
“I do not assume it is proper that we have now to pay a lot,” Max stated.
“It does not occur in different sports activities both. And there are increasingly more races.”
The worth of fines has additionally been elevated, on this new period during which the FIA is on the lookout for new types of financing, because it has an “unsustainable” monetary deficit, and more and more, to the groups, for this and plenty of different causes, resembling everlasting interference in the right way to run the championship as a promoter.
Pink Bull should additionally fork out to race
So the 1.8 million euros for the drivers joins the staff’s already recognized quantity after sweeping 860 factors this season from the double and 21 victories in 22 races.
Thus, the champions face a base price of 601,105 euros and of their case not 6,000 euros per level like all of the groups, however 7,212 euros for being champions.
In different phrases, every level, for which they pay twice, is price 9,300 euros.
The whole is already recognized: 6.8 million euros for defending their championship.
Mercedes and Ferrari, nearly equal in factors between them, pays simply over three million euros and Aston Martin, in fifth, must pay 2.2 million euros to race.
The bottom rating staff, Haas with 12 factors in 2023, will contribute 673,200 euros.
“It is a luxurious drawback, which, luckily, is outdoors the funds restrict, however, sure, it is a huge verify for the FIA,” Christian Horner mirrored.