Mercedes will have to pay the highest entry fee of the team’s title-winning run next year as a result of the dominance displayed by the Silver Arrows in 2019.
Lewis Hamilton led a sixth-straight title double this year – a new F1 record – with a new individual record points tally of 413.
Although the Silver Arrows’ total of 739 is not their highest of recent years – they scored 765 in 2016 – a new method of working out entrance fees ensures the new record.
Mercedes will pay $5,490,812 for their spots on the grid next year. By contrast the team are reported to have earned $177million in prize money in 2019.
Teams are charged per point gained for their following year’s entry fee, with the constructors’ champions charged at a higher rate than the rest of the field.
Here’s what every team will be paying to race in F1 in 2020.