Leading Motorsport title Autosport have got their hands on financial figures for 2017. It shows that Ferrari, as expected, will pick up the biggest windfall of all the teams this season.
The Formula One Management projects revenues from three main sources: hosting fees, media rights and sponsorship. With that in mind, estimated turnover for this year is expected to reach $1.83bn. A huge sum. How much of that revenue gets handed to the ten teams, and how fairly, is a separate matter.
Ferrari will take home around $180m this year, a combination of previous performances and heritage payments. The old adage that without Ferrari, Formula One wouldn't exist, is somewhat proven within their payment size. They are incredibly influential within the paddock and intrinsic to the pull and prestige of F1.
Mercedes, the most impressive team by some distance over the past three seasons will take home $171m, a fee boosted by championship success.
At the bottom end of the scale is Haas. They will miss out on past performance fees due to this being only their second season in the sport. As a result, they'll receive a paltry $18m from FOM. Sauber, a mainstay of the sport and one of the most recognisable teams having been around for the best part of thirty years, will receive $49, although this is largely down to dire performances in recent seasons.