Formula 1 Salaries vs. Points Won: Which Driver Is Best Value for Money in 2014?

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Formula 1 Salaries vs. Points Won: Which Driver Is Best Value for Money in 2014?
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Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.

This season, according to Business Book GP (via TomorrowNewsF1.com), five Formula One drivers have salaries of over £10 million. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo—winner of two grands prix—is making only £600,000.

We know that Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are running away with the Drivers' Championship but which drivers are providing good value to their teams, based on their salaries and the number of points they have scored so far this season?

Of course, the drivers' performances have as much to do with their cars as they do their skills, but this ranking can still give us an idea of who might be due for a raise next season and who is significantly under-performing (*cough* Kimi Raikkonen *cough*).

Earlier, we examined which teams are getting a good return on their budgets—now it is time to do the same with the drivers.

Note: Salary figures are rounded to the nearest 100,000 and £ per point figures are rounded to the nearest 1000.

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