Formula 1 Pit Crew Members Salaries 2021
The sound of cars, the adrenaline rush involved in racing is the best part about F1. However, in the light of appreciating the Formula 1 drivers, we fail to notice the hard work and importance of the pit crew members. Yes, the pit crews are the lightning-fast mechanic squad of the racer. There is no official confirmation but recent reports revealed the Formula 1 pit crew members salaries and bonuses.
F1 Pit crew need to be extremely fast, careful, agile, and perfect in their job otherwise any delay or mistake could result in the driver losing the race then and there itself.
F1 is the grandest international racing tournament authorized by Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Biggest companies such as Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red bull look to rope in the best drivers to clinch the most F1 titles. Thus as much as the race is important to the sponsors, drivers, it is also equally important for the pit crew members.
We are the first ones to appreciate the driver for its amazing performance in a race but also the ones to criticise the pit crew team if they commit an error. This article will guide you to know the pit crew members in-depth and what are the salaries paid to the F1 pit crew members for performing their roles.
Formula 1 Pit Crew Members Salaries
|Pit Crew Member||Per Race||Annual Salary||Race winning bonus|
|Crew Chief||$10,000||$1 Million||$5,000|
|Fire Extinguisher Man||$500||$30,000||$250|
Crew Chief is the highest-paid Formula 1 pit crew member as he is the leader of his squad and responsible to pick his team.
F1 has made certain rules that pit crew members are not allowed to watch the race and only 5 pit crew members are allowed to jump over the wall and deal with the car during the pit stop. Thus its also the crew chief’s duty to select who those 5 members would be.
F1 Pit Crew Members Roles
Each team consists of 20 pit crew members in an F1 race. A driver needs to make multiple stops at their pit station for a tire change, refueling, and many such factors.
Thus it won’t be wrong to say that the fate of a race equally lies on the pit crew’s hands. Here is the list of roles of 20 crew members.
|Pit Crew Member||Role|
|Crew Chief||Crew Chief is the main person of the pit crew staff. He is the one who select tire changers, engineers before the race|
|Refueling Person||The refueling person is responsible to refuel the car. They need to be quick enough to refuel 12 liters per second|
|Tire Changers||4 people are Responsible for changing tires during a pit stop|
|Tire Carriers||8 Tire carrier assist the tire changers in uninstalling the old tire and install the new ones.|
|Jack Men||2 jack men are responsible to lift the car using a lever and then level the car back to resume the race.|
|Wing Men||They are responsible to adjust front wing angle|
|Stabilizer||2 stabilizers look after stabilizing the car from left, right and Centre.|
|Fire Extinguisher Man||They are the ones who are on standby to put off the fire in case of a fire outbreak.|
Disclaimer: The above information about the Formula 1 pit crew members salary are based on the analysis, research and reports released by the trusted sports portals.