Irvine tops British F1 rich list


Eddie Irvine has outpaced F1's current British stars on the Sunday Times' sporting rich list for 2011.

Ex-Formula One driver Eddie Irvine
Ex-Formula One driver Eddie Irvine

The former Ferrari and Jaguar driver and 1999 championship runner-up has made a US $128 million fortune in property development since retiring from Formula One in 2002.

1979 world champion Jody Scheckter, now a successful organic farmer, has $96 million, with Prodrive boss David Richards and David Coulthard coming next.

2008 title winner Lewis Hamilton's $80m fortune matches Scottish veteran Coulthard's, which is more than McLaren's other driver Jenson Button at $77m.

1992 world champion Nigel Mansell's fortune is the same as Button's, according to the list.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Jenson Button , David Coulthard , Nigel Mansell , Lewis Hamilton , Jody Scheckter , David Richards
Teams Ferrari , McLaren
Tags coulthard, irvine, richards, scheckter