Max Verstappen’s recordsetting 2023 campaign is going to result in a record-setting fee for his Red Bull team.
Verstappen claimed his third world championship and racked up a record 19 victories in 22 races this year. With Red Bull also claiming the constructors’ championship, the team is facing a Formula 1 entry fee of more than $10 million for 2024.
The figure is based on F1 regulations that include a weighted fee for teams and their drivers based on the previous year’s performance.
By accumulating 860 points this year, Red Bull’s 2024 fee is projected to be $10.6 million - up from the $9.49m the powerhouse team paid in 2023. The majority of that was ‘earned’ by Verstappen, who accumulated a record 575 points. Teammate Sergio Perez finished second with 285.
Meanwhile, Mercedes saw its fee reduced despite finishing second in the constructors’ championship because it accumulated fewer total points than in 2022.
According to Speedcafe.com, the biggest percentage increase belongs to Aston Martin. After paying just over $1.46m for its 2023 entry, the team is facing a rise to $3.57m for next year - an increase of 244 per cent.
On the flip side is Haas, which finished last in the championship race. The team’s fee will decrease 18pc to just under $1.29m. In all, the FIA will bring in $34m in entry fees for the 2024 season.