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The 2017 driver salary rostrum: who gets the big bucks and how much!

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TheDrive.com recently published a list of this year's Formula 1 drivers salaries.

It's not exactly based on evidence collected from drivers' contracts, but the 2017  compilation offers a pretty good assessment of this year's salary grid.

No real surprises at the top of the rich list but some interesting numbers further down the ranks, and some contrasting figures among team mates.