World Rally Championship starting in the start of the 2022 year. Otta Tank dominates the 2019 World Rally Championship with 263 points. In past two years many reports revealed the salaries of the WRC drivers. Recently a sports news claimed that only top drivers get paid each season.
Auto Sports revealed that top drivers only got offered contracts from the WRC teams. Some drivers paid to get their name’s listed in the World Rally Championship. In 2018, TSM Sports revealed that $3.7 million million is contract base salary.
|Sébastien Ogier||$2.5 million||2022||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Ott Tänak||$1.5 million||2022||Hyundai Motorsport|
|Thierry Neuville||$2 million||2022||Hyundai Motorsport|
|Sébastien Loeb||$1.55 million||2022||Hyundai Motorsport|
|Elfyn Evans||$500,000||2022||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Jari-Matti Latvala||$500,000||2022||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Dani Sordo||$350,000||2022||Hyundai Motorsport|
|Takamoto Katsuta||$180,000||2022||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Esapekka Lappi||$350,000||2022||Citroën Total WRT|
|Craig Breen||$350,000||2022||Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT|
|Pontus Tidemand||$250,000||2022||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Teemu Suninen||$500,000||2022||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Gus Greensmith||$200,000||2022||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Hayden Paddon||$200,000||2022||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Kris Meckee||$500,000||2022||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Andreas Mikkelsen||$500,000||2022||Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT|
|Kalle Rovanperä||$350,000||2022||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
The above table you can see the current salaries information of WRC rally drivers. The financial information taken from trusted sources of sports. WRC top teams paid bigger salaries to the top drivers in competition. Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier both French driver earn in million.
In 2019, a sports site revealed that (Sébastien Loeb) earn $2.5 million each year. This include the bonus money and sponsorship earnings. Sébastien Ogier second best paid driver with annual salary $1.5 million. The season 2019 dominated by Ott Tanak and his earnings increased after becoming a champion.
Sébastien Ogier Basic Salary ($2.5 Million):
Sebastien Ogier among the top drivers in world rally championship. He is currently driving for the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT. The French driver hopeful to earn the title back next year. Six time world champion moved to third team in last four years.
Thierry Neuville Basic Salary ($2 Million):
Thierry Neuville shown some best performances in WRC season 2019. He finished at 2nd place with 227 points. Neuville earned big money with his contract in 2018 according to TSM Sports, he earn ($3.5 million) annually during that time.
Ott Tanak Basic Salary ($1.5 Million):
Tanak drive for the (Hyundai Motorsport) WRC team. He become the WRC champion for the very first time in 2020. His contract with the team extended for upcoming season. A website (Rally Sports) revealed salary of the driver according to them he earn $1.5 million each year.
Sébastien Loeb Basic Salary ($1.55 Million):
Sébastien Loeb nine time world champion of WRC earn $1.55 million as per sources claimed. A website (Crunchy Sports) claimed that Sebastien Loeb highest paid driver with $3.55 million during the year 2018. He is currently driving for Hyundai Motorsport team.
Teemu Suninen Basic Salary ($500,000):
Teemu Suninen among most improved drivers in WRC rally season 2019. He finished at 9th place with (89 points). According to leaked salaries information in 2018 and 2018, Teemu Sunien earn almost ($500,000) annually from his contract.
WRC Prize Money Share for Drivers:
Formula One pay fixed amount of prize money to the teams. But money circulation in World Rally Championship is totally different. WRC Prize money no concept of prize money discussed for the world rally championship. A source claimed in 2010 that (€10,000) paid to the rally drivers for winning stage in lower class.