PARIS – After another big season in Formula 1, the championship team Red Bull will pay a record entry fee of $10.6 million for next year. Dutch driver Max Verstappen won 19 out of 22 races this year and the team won the Constructors’ Cup handily.
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) calculates the entry fee for teams based on their results and will collect more than $34 million in total for the next year, according to speedcafe.com. About a third of this amount will be provided by Red Bull, which will pay more than one million more this year.
Instead, Mercedes will spend almost a million dollars less, even though it finished second in the Constructors’ Cup, because it scored fewer points than in 2022.
The biggest increase in fees compared to last season awaits Aston Martin. For this year, the team paid 1.46 million dollars, but next year they will have to spend 3.57 million, which is an increase of 244 percent.
Haas, the worst team of the year, will pay less for the move in the next season of the F1 World Championship, whose fee will decrease by 18 percent to $1.29 million.