Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are the highest earners in Formula 1 after the driver salaries were revealed by The Mirror.
2019 will feature a gruelling 21-race calendar, so for all its glitz and glamour, drivers are worked hard for their lucrative salaries.
After all, driving the finest machine in racing, forever on the line of perfection and disaster, should earn you a little more than minimum wage.
However, what may come as a surprise is the gulf in earnings from the top to the bottom of the grid.
Of course, the base salary is only the start, with bonuses and sponsorship deals further inflating the numbers.
Right at the other end of the scale is Alexander Albon, with Toro Rosso’s rookie earning £130,000 per year.
Reported salaries in full
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) £40,000,000
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) £30,500,000
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) £26,500,000
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) £10,000,000
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) £6,500,000
Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) £3,500,000
Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) £3,500,000
Carlos Sainz (McLaren) £3,000,000
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) £2,500,000
Sergio Perez (Racing Point) £2,500,000
Romain Grosjean (Haas) £1,400,000
Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) £1,000,000
Lance Stroll (Racing Point) £900,000
Kevin Magnussen (Haas) £900,000
Robert Kubica (Williams) £430,000
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) £230,000
Lando Norris (McLaren) £200,000
Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) £175,000
George Russell (Williams) £140,000
Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) £130,000