Lewis Hamilton has shared numerous personal stories over the years with Peter Bonnington aka Bono, his friend of over 10 years and a race engineer at Mercedes F1, have a look at Bono’s salary and net worth
In the high-speed world of Formula 1, success is a culmination of talent, strategy, and seamless teamwork. Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time World Champion, has not only found success with the Mercedes team but has also forged a unique bond with his race engineer, Peter Bonnington, affectionately known as “Bono.”
Who is Mercedes F1 race engineer Peter Bono Bonnington, salary, net worth, bio, age, heighr, education, university, net worth
Peter Bonnington, born on February 12, 1975, is a British Formula One engineer with a rich history in the sport. The height of the 48 year old isn’t known. His Formula 1 journey began as a data engineer with Jordan Grand Prix in the early 2000s, working alongside notable names like Giorgio Pantano and Timo Glock.
Senior race engineers make between $84,000 to $152,000 per year but Bono’s exact salary isn’t known and neither is his net worth. He is believed to be single and unmarried.
While his exact education details aren’t known, he is believed to be an engineer.
"I think we've got one of the longest, if not the longest standing driver-engineer partnerships that there's been, and he's been hugely integral to my success. He’s like a brother to me, a brother from another mother." – Lewis Hamilton on Pete 'Bono' Bonnington #F1 pic.twitter.com/x0Uha1F81r
— Simon Dau (@there_is_no_if) January 14, 2023
Over the years, he evolved into a seasoned engineer, serving as Jenson Button’s performance engineer during the transition from Honda to Brawn GP, ultimately guiding Button to his maiden World Championship in 2009.
Following this success, Bonnington took on the role of Michael Schumacher’s performance engineer at Mercedes, marking his association with the legendary seven-time champion.
When Schumacher retired in 2012, Bonnington seamlessly transitioned to become Lewis Hamilton’s race engineer at Mercedes, a position he has held to this day.
In this crucial role, Bonnington is responsible for all trackside communications with Hamilton and plays a pivotal role in setting up the Formula One car. His expertise has contributed to Hamilton’s six out of seven world championships.
While the 2022 season marked a statistically less successful period for the duo, with no wins or pole positions, their resilience and determination remain unwavering.
As they gear up for their 11th season together, surpassing 200 grand prix starts in Melbourne, the numbers speak for themselves – six world championships, 82 grand prix victories, 77 pole positions, 140 podiums, and 49 fastest laps.
Hamilton’s decision to extend his contract with Mercedes for an additional two years solidifies his commitment to the team until the end of the 2025 season.
“Yes, Bono is stuck! I’m very fortunate. Again, that’s history, as well. I don’t think there’s ever been an engineer and driver pairing for this long. We’re setting records.” Hamilton said pic.twitter.com/O1Z0vESv6H
— out of context Peter Bonnington (@bonotires) August 31, 2023
The announcement came during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, where Hamilton not only emphasized his dedication to the team but also highlighted the enduring partnership with his dependable race engineer, Bono.