Mark Webber's F1-derived income of 4.3m euros is about average for the sport, the Australian driver has confirmed.

Mark Webber's F1-derived income of 4.3m euros is about average for the sport, the Australian driver has confirmed.

Asked by The Times to confirm reports he made about $8.5m Australian dollars last year, the Red Bull driver said the figure "sounds about right".

"But I am in the middle of what the F1 guys earn. I am probably not the best paid but probably not one of the worst," the 32-year-old said.

Webber also provided some insight into the financial workings of the pinnacle of motor racing, revealing that his first of two career podiums at Monaco in 2006, then with Williams, was the most lucrative work he has ever done.

"It's a one hour and 40 minutes race but the bonuses are pretty solid. The bonus is split between the team and myself," he revealed.

 

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