Irvine tops British F1 rich list

By on Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16 (GMM) Eddie Irvine has outpaced F1's current British stars on the Sunday Times' sporting rich list for 2011.

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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