F1 pay driver

Will New Sponsor Deals Save Williams F1 team’s Financial Future?

Feb.16 – Williams has played down concerns about financial strife in the wake of Nicholas Latifi’s departure from Formula 1...

16 Feb 2023

Mazepin ‘not offended’ by pay-driver jibe

Dec.5 – Nikita Mazepin insists he is “not offended” that he is often regarded as just another pay-driver in Formula 1...

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5 Dec 2020

Toto Wolff defends F1’s ‘pay drivers’

Oct.28 – Toto Wolff has defended some of F1’s so-called ‘pay drivers’, insisting their disparaging image is unfair...

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28 Oct 2020

Grosjean says Haas will sign two paying drivers for next season

Oct.24 – Haas needs “two paying drivers” to replace both Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean for 2021. That is not the..

24 Oct 2020

Danner: F1 not entering ‘pay-driver’ era

Formula 1 is not about to enter the era of the so-called ‘pay-driver’, according to Christian Danner. As a result of the corona..

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1 Jun 2020

Magnussen: ‘Pay drivers’ could take over F1 seats

Kevin Magnussen says there is a risk drivers like him will be excluded from Formula 1 if the coronavirus changes the sport dramatically...

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27 Apr 2020

Sirotkin hits out at ‘pay driver’ label

Feb.5 – Sergey Sirotkin says he is ignoring those who call him a ‘pay driver’. Some, including sections of the media, say..

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5 Feb 2018

Backer: Calling Sirotkin pay-driver ‘pure lie’

Calling Sergey Sirotkin a pay-driver is a “pure lie”. That is the claim of Boris Rotenberg, the Russian billionaire who is..

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30 Jan 2018

Haas not keen on ‘pay driver’ model

Sep.7 – Team owner Gene Haas seems determined to avoid the ‘pay driver’ trend in F1. For the American team’s first..

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7 Sep 2017

Haryanto may need more funding for full Manor seat

Feb.25 – A cloud may already be hanging above Rio Haryanto’s new race seat at Manor. The 23-year-old rookie secured the drive..

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25 Feb 2016

Russian linked with Caterham F1 seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month. The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit..

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15 Sep 2014

Haas wants pay driver for 2016 F1 seat

An alternative to Danica Patrick is a ‘pay driver’, F1’s newest team owner Gene Haas has admitted. Earlier, American Haas..

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17 Jun 2014

Marcus Ericsson pays millions to race at Caterham

Marcus Ericsson is bringing more than EUR 11 million in Swedish sponsorship to Caterham this year, the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat..

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23 Jan 2014

Lotus admits they need Maldonado’s millions

Lotus has admitted for the first time that Pastor Maldonado will boost the Enstone based team’s coffers in 2014. Earlier, Venezuelan..

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6 Dec 2013

Force India Team Boss: F1 pay drivers are wrong for us

Vijay Mallya says he will continue to resist going down the ‘pay driver’ path for his own formula one team. As many teams..

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15 Sep 2013

Jean Todt: Too many pay-drivers on todays F1 grid

Less than a month ago, the FIA’s low-profile president Jean Todt seemed to race away from the issue of cost cutting in formula one...

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11 Apr 2013

Bernie Ecclestone summons small F1 teams for meeting in London

Bernie Ecclestone has summoned the chiefs of F1’s smallest teams to his London headquarters. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport..

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7 Feb 2013

Timo Glock: Small teams stuck in vicious circle

Timo Glock has lamented the trend at the back of F1’s grid. The salaried German has been dropped by Marussia mid-contract, with the..

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30 Jan 2013

Marussia admits money reason for Glock F1 exit

Marussia on Monday admitted the need for money is behind the decision to part with the team’s long-time lead driver Timo Glock. It is..

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21 Jan 2013

Sergio Pérez hits back at Paul di Resta’s F1 pay-driver jibe

McLaren driver Sergio Pérez has hit back at Paul di Resta. This week, Force India driver di Resta revealed he had talks with McLaren when..

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16 Jan 2013

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