Senastien Ogier after signing his official contract with M-Sport Fort WRT has become the highest paid really diver in 2018 and he is earning around $3.7 million annually. Whereas Thierry Neuville is 2nd on the list of highest paid rally drivers as he is making around $3.3 million per year. Currently these two drivers are dominating the WRC circuit with massive salary packages. Let’s take in-depth look at drivers salaries, contracts and endorsements deals in 2022.
The 46th edition of World Rally Championship is expected to be started from March 2022 and we are going to reveal how much these rally drivers earn in each season.
The most experienced and top ranked rally drivers like Sebastien Ogier, Jari Matti Latvala, Thierry Neuville and Elfyn Evans are taking huge money in terms of annual salaries from their racing teams. According to Sports Magazine that disclosed the annual salaries of all rally drivers declared Sebastien Ogier as the highest paid driver in 2022 and he is making around $3.5 million salary annually.
The table given below provides all the basic info and details of WRC rally drivers annual salaries. The data we have displayed in the table is taken from different sources including different magazines like Forbes, Car keys and Autoweek etc.
It might be possible that salary details of some drivers clash with other sources because some of the racing teams never reveal their drivers earnings due to different reasons.
|Drivers||Contract Bases Salary||WRC Team|
|Sébastien Ogier||$4.1 million||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Thierry Neuville||$4 million||Hyundai Motorsport|
|Ott Tänak||$3.75 million||Toyota Yaris WRC|
|Andreas Mikkelsen||$3.5 million||Toyota Yaris WRC|
|Jari-Matti Latvala||$3 million||Toyota Yaris WRC|
|Elfyn Evans||$2.95 million||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Dani Sordo||$1.80 million||Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT|
|Craig Breen||$1 million||Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT|
|Kris Meeke (estimated)||$950,000||Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT|
|Sébastien Loeb||$900,000||Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT|
|Mads Østberg||$820,000||Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT|
|Hayden Paddon (estimated)||$750,000||Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC|
|Esapekka Lappi (estimated||$600,000||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Teemu Suninen||$500,000||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Bryan Bouffier||$475,000||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Gus Greensmith (estimated)||$325,000||M-Sport World Rally Team|
|Pontus Tidemand||$250,000||Škoda Motorsport|
|Jan Kopecký (estimated)||$150,000||Škoda Motorsport|
|Khalid Al-Qassimi (estimated)||$120,000||Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT|
Sebastien Ogier (Highest Paid Rally Driver)
- Annual Salary & Endorsement Deals: $3.7 million
Sebastien Ogier is the most successful rally driver so far as he has won the world champion rally from the five times and recently Sebastien Ogier signed his contract with leading racing team M-Sport and after that contract he became the highest paid rally driver in WRC.
In addition to that, Sebastien Ogier is also earning massive money from his endorsement deals. The annual salary of Sebastien Ogier is estimated around $3.5 million whereas he is making almost $200,000 from his endorsement deals.
- Annual Salary & Endorsement Deals: $3.3 million
Thierry Neuville is the 2nd highest paid rally driver after Ogier and in last season Thierry Neuville finished 2nd on points table. Thierry Neuville basically belongs to Belgium and he remained unlucky in last season where he lost world championship by difference of 24 points.
Thierry Neuville continuously finished on 2nd position in last two WRC world championship races and his consecutive outstanding performances helped him to attract some big contracts. As per details Thierry Neuville is making around $200k from his endorsement deals.