Alonso is tied for third highest paid driver this season with Norris, with both estimated to earn £16million for this F1 season.
In 2010 Alonso signed with Ferrari and was the highest paid driver for four years, and then topped the list again in 2015 when he joined McLaren.
While he is not the highest paid driver anymore he does rank top elsewhere: he is also the oldest driver rating in the top 20 highest paid racers this season.
Alonso has a lengthy and stellar reputation in F1 circles, becoming the youngest world champion in the sports history after he won the World Drivers’ Championship in 2005.
In 2006, aged 25, he also became the youngest driver to win the World Driver’s Championship twice.