The most frequent motorsport question my friends ask me is,
"Who gets the prizemoney?"
And I always answer, "I dunno."
Who reaps the riches? Is it written into each individual contract, all the way down the line? Are percentages split between driver, team and sponsor? Do higher-profile drivers have better contracts, affording them a bigger slice of the pie? Or does the driver get all of it? The oversized cardboard cheques they present for photo ops have the driver's name on them, afterall!
How does it all work? Anybody know?