Is the incredible salary that Sebastian Vettel receives from Ferrari justified, if we take into account his results during recent seasons?
Does Vettel deserve his staggering salary?. By extending his contract at Scuderia Ferrari up until the end of 2024, Charles Leclerc has nearly tripled his 2019 salary, from 3 million euros to around 9 millon.
Despite this increase, the pay gap with his team-mate and world champion remains four times wider. Sebastian Vettel indeed receives around 35 million euros a year from Scuderia.
Emoluments that will no longer hold, estimates David Coulthard, if the German still allows himself to be beaten by his young teammate this year.
“it’s obvious that Seb doesn’t have a lot of years ahead of him in Formula 1, I would even say that he has a short remaining career ” announced Coulthard.
“The rest of his F1 career will depend a whole lot on this season. If Charles continues the race ahead of him, it is clear that it will no longer make any sense, financially, for Ferrari to pay such an amount for someone who would become a number two. “
“For now, he is tied for number one, but he had started the 2019 season with a number 1 racer role, indorsed and displayed by Ferrari. He really is on the downward slope. “
Coulthard concluded: “Seb is a hard worker, a precious driver for any Formula 1 team, but he will certainly not be able to claim the same salary anymore, that’s if he wishes to stay. Ferrari has clearly picked Leclerc for the future with this very long-term contract that they announced recently. “
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