Red Bull Pays $9 Million in Bonuses to Employees

Winning the Formula One title comes with a price. Everybody knows that, but of course every team would gladly “live with the consequences” of becoming world champion. Apart from fame and a very high status within the F1 paddock, winning the world title often comes with money bonuses for the employees.

A few days ago, Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko told the media that all the members of the team's staff (high figures, of course) have been offered jobs with F1 rivals. Now, the team has announced that each member of the Milton Keynes factory will receive a world championship bonus of GBP10,000.

I've had a load of texts saying 'Thanks for the new kitchen',” joked team boss Christian Horner recently, talking to The Independent. “Championship bonuses are in every contract. I guess we can afford this.

Needless to say, the aforementioned value of the bonus was not disclosed by any team representative, but has surfaced in the media in recent days. More, we're not sure – but almost positive it's not so – if all members of the team will receive the same amount of money, considering the more prominent figures of the organization probably deserve more than just GBP10,000.

It is also believed that the total amount of bonuses Red Bull will pay to its employees amounts for approximately $9 million. The money will not be paid out of Red Bull's pockets however – sort of speak – but from the money prize awarded by the Formula One Management (FOM) to the winning constructor of 2010, Red Bull Racing.

Additionally, Red Bull's team manager Christian Horner tuned 37 yesterday, yet the F1 boss did not send him a present. The reason?

“I got a message from Bernie which said 'You've already had your gift from Ferrari so you won't need anything else from me',” Horner was quoted by the Telegraph.
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