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Which Teams In Formula 1 Are The Most Valuable?

Author: Sharan Sanil

#5 - Alpine Value: $430 Million

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Image Credits: @AlpineF1Team

Earning a respectable $195 million in revenue per annum, Renault's Alpine team costs $7 million to run, resulting in one of the more financially uncomplicated teams on the grid. The team pays a combined $25 million for the driving services of Alonso and Ocon, the latter taking home the lion's share.

#4 - McLaren Value: $620 Million

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Image Credits: @McLarenF1/Twitter

McLaren seems to have bounced back with a decent performance this year after three lacklustre seasons. The team reported a $165 million revenue, and cost a staggering $137 million to run back in 2019 - a major financial crisis that nearly knocked them off the grid. The team pays drivers Norris and Ricciardo a combined $20 million.

#3 - Red Bull Racing Value: $640 Million

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Image Credits: @redbullracing/Twitter

With one of the most unusual business plans in the racing world, Red Bull has been quite successful as one of the few teams that actually operates with a  positive operating income of $1M, earning them $327M across a year. Red Bull also pays their drivers Perez and current champion Verstappen an eye-watering $43 million.

#2 - Mercedes  Value: $1.015 Billion

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Image Credits: @MercedesAMGF1/Twitter

As one of the most high-profile, winningest sports teams on the planet, Mercedes' business operations are pretty watertight, earning them the highest F1 annual revenue of $451 million. They don't skimp on paying Hamilton and Russell though - combined, the two make 45 million, with 40 going directly to the 7-time Champ.

#1 - Ferrari Value: $1.35 Billion

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Image Credits: @ScuderiaFerrari/Twitter

As the most-succesful and longest-racing team in F1 history, it's no surprise that Ferrari rules the roost, even if their revenue is a bit lower than Mercedes' at $426M per annum. Bucking tradition, Ferrari also has a very equal pay structures for drivers Sainz and Leclerc, who both cost $22M combined, at almost the same rate.