The four-time world champion will retire from F1 on the finish of the 2022 season, and can be changed at Aston Martin by Fernando Alonso.
Vettel has amassed big riches in his 15-season profession however is selecting to stroll away, on the age of 35, from much more.
He began incomes main cash in 2009, upon becoming a member of Pink Bull. He completed second in his first season with the workforce then in 2010, when he received a world championship for the primary time, he reportedly earned an €2m wage, in line with Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
That wasn’t even among the many prime 10 earners on the grid.
Vettel would win 4 championships in a row with Pink Bull.
The identical supply estimates that his wage elevated to €8m in 2011, €10m in 2012 and €12m in 2013.
In 2014, though he didn’t win the world championship, his pay rocketed to €22m, El Mundo reported.
Vettel changed Fernando Alonso at Ferrari in 2015. His on-track fortunes would dwindle however his checking account fortune would soar.
He was being paid a reported €28m in his Ferrari debut marketing campaign – Vettel was now the second-highest earner on the F1 grid behind Alonso.
He was ranked by Forbes because the 18th highest incomes athlete in all of sports activities in 2017.
By 2018, though his luck with Ferrari didn’t enhance, Forbes estimated that he was being paid €40m per season.
That decreased to €36m in his last marketing campaign with Ferrari.
Vettel opted to take a pay reduce to remain in F1 with Aston Martin in 2020 the place he reportedly pockets £12.2m (€14.6m), making him the joint-fifth prime earner of 2022.
That present contract expires on the finish of this season and he opted to retire, quite than signal a brand new one-year deal, Spanish newspaper AS reported.
Vettel has additionally shunned many private endorsements over the yr which didn’t align to the beliefs which he has turn out to be so revered for.
He’ll retire as one of the vital profitable drivers of his period – and among the many greatest paid.