Lewis Hamilton's £769,000 Per Week Contract At Mercedes Is Genuinely Mindblowing

F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton put pen to paper on a new mega deal with Mercedes back in July.

The former McClaren man's two-year contract until 2020 is £30 million a year, with a further £10 million available in bonuses.

When you break it down, it's evident that the 33-year old is earning some serious dollar right now.

£4,6000 an hour, £109,000 a day, £3,333,333 a month...that's £40,000,000 a year.

Not only will Hamilton be climbing further up the Forbes rich list and the highest-paid driver in his sport, it also means he'll be pocketing a higher yearly wage than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Which is pretty mental considering his recently revealed Juventus wage.

Commenting on his new deal, Hamilton said:

"It's good to put pen to paper, announce it and then get on with business as usual.

"I have been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier inside a team than I am right now.

"We are on the same wavelength both on and off track - and I am looking forward to winning more in the future and shining even more light on the three-pointed star.

"I'm very confident that Mercedes is the right place to be over the coming years."

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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