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The True Cost Of F1: 2019 Entry Fees Revealed In Full

20th January 2019

As part of a restructuring of Formula 1’s finances from the start of 2013, the FIA has calculated its entry fee for teams based on the number of points scored in the previous season.

Each year the price increases based on the US Consumer Price Index, and it means for 2019 all teams have to pay a basic entry fee of $546,133, and then an extra amount depending on where they finished last year.

The constructors’ champion (Mercedes) has to pay $6553 per point scored, while all the other teams pay $5459 per point.

When Mercedes enjoyed a hugely dominant 2016 season, it was left facing a bill of more than $5.25 million for entry to the following campaign.

Ironically, Ferrari’s resurgence has meant that Mercedes’ points scoring has not been so rampant over the last two seasons – bringing its payment down. Even so, Mercedes has to pay more than $4.8 million in total for its 2019 entry – with five teams paying more than $1 million.

Here is a full run down of the 2019 entry fees, and how they compare to last year.

Mercedes:
2019 fee: $4,838,348
2018 fee: $4,653,720

Ferrari:
2019 fee: $3,663,222
2018 fee: $3,210,170

Red Bull:
2019 fee: $2,833,454
2018 fee: $2,415,376

Renault:
2019 fee: $1,212,131
2018 fee: $810,305

Haas:
2019 fee: $1,053,820
2018 fee: $758,695

McLaren:
2019 fee: $884,591
2018 fee: $670,958

Racing Point*:
2019 fee: $830,001
2018 fee: $1,481,235
* Based on calculation of the team entry that began from the Belgian GP

Sauber:
2019 fee: $808,165
2018 fee: $541,933

Toro Rosso:
2019 fee: $726,280
2018 fee: $789,661

Williams:
2019 fee: $584,346
2018 fee: $944,491

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