Hamilton demands to be one of the 10 highest paid athletes in the world to renew with Mercedes

With the seventh World title already in its pocket, in the coming days Mercedes will announce the renewal of Lewis Hamilton, which will extend his contract for three more seasons. Despite the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, the British wants to cover himself in gold with this operation, sneaking into the top ten highest paid athletes in the world.

“I am going to enter what is potentially my last stage in this sport and of course I want to maximize economic performance”, recently recognized the pilot of 35 years. After seeing how neither Verstappen neither Leclerc renewed downward, the new contract would report Lewis Hamilton 44 million euros per season. Total 132 million for extending his link with Mercedes until 2023, money that would be added to the more than ten he receives from sponsorships.

Currently, according to Forbes magazine, Hamilton is the thirteenth highest paid athlete in the world, with an income of 45 million euros yearly. If his renewal is confirmed for these amounts, the British would go on to pocket 53 million by season. When it comes to the list of the highest paid athletes in the world, Lewis Hamilton would surpass Tiger Woods and would be placed seventh between Stephen Curry, which is the sixth; Y Kevin Durant, which would become eighth. Lead this list Roger Federer, which earns more than a hundred million just in sponsorships, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Neymar Y Lebron James.

Hamilton, the highest paid driver

In regards to Formula 1, Hamilton He is by far the highest paid driver on the grid. While Vettel perceived 36 million euros per season, will enter fifteen at Aston Martin. Fernando Alonso, who was still the best paid at McLaren, will charge 12 at Renault, although he will receive a bonus for each sponsor that comes to the team thanks to him. Carlos Sainz, for his part, will see his salary raised to 8 million with his arrival at Ferrari.