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Formula 1 Salaries vs. Points Won: Which Driver Provided the Best Value in 2015?

In Forbes' ranking of the world's highest paid athletes, four Formula One drivers appear in the top 32. World champions Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen all command salaries in line with the best athletes in other sports—probably not a surprise, given the biggest teams have budgets of several hundred million dollars. But despite the exclusivity of F1—only 21 different drivers started grands prix in 2015—there is a huge gap between the highest- and lowest-paid drivers. According to Business Book GP's salary estimates, published in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo (h/t, Manor's Roberto Merhi made just €50,000 this year. He also had to share his car wi...

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