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Formula 1 Salaries: Anything But Money For Nothin’

By Pawel Hyrkiel On January - 19 - 2011

“Money for nothin' and your chicks for free.”

Dire Straits’ lyrics may be lost, yet they are not forgotten. This British rock band who emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, recorded numerous albums prior to quietly dissolving in 1995. Their Brothers in Arms album featured a song titled "Money for Nothin.’"

Mark Knopfler’s band commented on the very business they were in—the simplistic interpretation of the song is that money is simple to attain as long as a person knows how to play the guitar, drums, or simply sing. 

In reality, Mark most likely addresses that very misconception that being in a band is not easy; running a band at a professional level is harder than most can imagine and running a successful band is a job.

People’s idea of a job or career is quite set; in most people’s eyes a position such as lawyer, doctor, pilot is considered a job, while the position of actor, musician, sports athlete as a career is hard to fathom.

Moreover, if the average person accepts such careers as proper...

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