Posted on August 11, 2010

A little while ago I was contacted by Sports Illustrated magazine to help them out with information for an article they were preparing on F1. One of the things they were interested in was the drivers’ salaries and how they have been affected by the financial crisis of the last two years. This isn’t something I’ve really bothered with much in the past, but I did some asking around among people in F1 whose job it is to know this kind of information and I found it quite interesting. What we have here is by no means exhaustive and is More…

Posted on May 2, 2010

The British Sunday Times newspaper has published its first Rich List for sports stars and with seven of the top ten coming from F1, it appears that it is still a very lucrative business despite the credit crunch. Johnny Dumfries, a former Lotus team mate of Ayrton Senna and heir to one of Scotland’s oldest aristocratic families, is the best placed motor racing personality in third ahead of former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine (£80million), 1979 F1 champion Jody Scheckter (£60million), who is in because he lives in the UK and Prodrive boss Dave Richards (£58million) David Coulthard (£50million), Nigel Mansell More…

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