F1 entry fee even more expensive for Mercedes

Date published: December 6 2019 - Michelle Foster

Jean Todt believes people don't full understand the magnitude of Mercedes' achievements in the turbo-hybrid era.

It is all good and well winning the championship but that means a hefty entry fee for the next season with Mercedes set to pay $5.5m for 2020.

While teams pay a standard entry fee to the FIA, they also pay per point scored in the previous season.

That means Mercedes, who won the 2019 championship with 765 points, can expect a hefty bill for 2020.

That’s been increased by the FIA’s decision to up the amount teams need to pay for their previous year’s points.

While the basic entry fee is $556,509, Autosport reports that the point fee is $5,563 per point except for Mercedes.

They get to pay more, $6,677, because they won the championship.

2020 entry fees
Mercedes $5,490,812
Ferrari $3,360,261
Red Bull $2,876,280
McLaren $1,363,144
Renault $1,062,742
Toro Rosso $1,029,364
Racing Point $962,608
Alfa Romeo $873,600
Haas $712,273
Williams $562,072

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