Returning seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is to get one million euro (£850,000) per race, according to reports from Germany.
Schumacher already gets around five million euro (£4.25m) per year from Ferrari in his non-driving advisory role and this is set to be extended beyond the end of 2009.
In addition to the one million euro for every race, Schumacher is set to pick the same amount of money again as a bonus for every victory he manages.
Schumacher says he has already lost three kilos as he continues to prepare for his return to grand prix action in Spain.
“I'm currently in the midst of my preparations for the upcoming race,” Schumacher wrote on his website. "I already lost three kilograms even if it is also important to me to build up muscles. So all in all, the practice works pretty well.
"I only have to admit that my neck pinches a bit. We have to get a grip on that as health has priority - that's the clear arrangement made with Ferrari and, by the way, with my wife, too.