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    Default Ferrari to pay Kimi Räikkönen (Schumacher's Replacement) $1 Million a Week in 2007

    http://www.homeofsport.com/f1/news/item.aspx?id=17648



    Kimi to earn $1m per week in 2007 - 05 December 2006

    With the retirement of Michael Schumacher, his replacement at Ferrari has inherited the envious mantle as Formula One's highest earner.

    Kimi Räikkönen, to make his test debut for the Italian squad in January, will in 2007 earn about a million US dollars per week, according to the Swiss daily newspaper 'Blick'.

    The publication said the Finn's annual income will surpass $51m.

    Schumacher, on the other hand, has retired to his Swiss mansion with a personal fortune of more than an estimated $800m, while his role as Jean Todt's 'assistant' next year - and continuing sponsorship contracts - should see the German maintaining a more than $10 million annual income.

    The seven time world champion's 2007 income is only marginally less than brother Ralf and Jenson Button's $16 million for driving for respectively Toyota and Honda, but more than Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa (approx. $10m).

    British specialist magazine F1 Racing lists back to back world champion Fernando Alonso's 2007 wage at $35m, while rookie hotshots Robert Kubica, Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen will all make less than $2.8m each.

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    wow.. I'd be happy to make $1M a year, these guys are too rich.

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    a million a week? that's bullshit. He couldn't even buy his own country. I'd go back and ask for a raise.

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    ^lol, i agree chinsy fuckers!

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    I wouldn't be complaining.

    Wow, I knew Schumacher was the highest paid but it sort of just hit me how much these F1 drivers actually make. Dang, I shoulda been a race car driver!

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    i think its a bit retarded, that kind of money is ridiculous, but if thats what they are gonna pay, the drivers wont be complaining.

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    Originally posted by buh_buh
    a million a week? that's bullshit. He couldn't even buy his own country. I'd go back and ask for a raise.

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    I would pay money to do what they do

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    It' pretty demanding, very elite, and dangerous.
    Typical overpaid sports, just not so much as some, and more than others.

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    Why you guys hating on me? Its only $52/ yr and the likelihood of me dying is high!

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    Originally posted by Revhard
    It' pretty demanding, very elite, and dangerous.
    Typical overpaid sports, just not so much as some, and more than others.
    Overpaid because of the world wide fans and corporate sponsorships of F1.

    If none of us watched F1 Shumacher wouldn't be walking away with $800 million in personal fortune!

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    But is Kimi worth $51M/year?

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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    But is Kimi worth $51M/year?
    in a ferrari? yes.

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    shit, id drive for free just to get behind the wheel of an F1 car....
    I MAKE BALLER CARS MORE BALLER.....

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