Title winner and Dutchman Max Verstappen cost team ‘Red Bull’ £3.3 million in damages during a chaotic 2021 F1 season.
Verstappen ranked 3rd on this alternative podium after finishing with three retirements at Baku, Silverstone and Monza.
Ferrari’s Leclerc came second with damages totalling £3.45m, while Haas rookie Schumacher top the pile with £3.6m.
Drivers’ champion Verstappen ranked third on this alternative podium after finishing a dramatic season with three retirements at Baku, Silverstone and Monza.
Max Verstappen’a Car
In comparison, his rival and seven-time world champion Hamilton’s suffered a total damage worth £1.05m, to place him 13th overall.
Hamilton’s only DNF (Did Not Finish) came as a result of Verstappen’s car going over the top of his at Monza, ending both of their races.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc came second with damages totalling £3.45m, while Haas rookie Mick Schumacher top of the pile with a whopping £3.6m.
Damages to parts such as front wings, tyres and barge boards – which regularly suffer from wear and tear, and have to be replaced – and crashes, usually cost the affected teams millions.
Top ten (1) reported 2021 crash costs
1. Mick Schumacher (Haas) – £3.6m
2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) £3.45m
3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) £3.3m
4. Nicholas Latifi (Williams) £2.66m
5. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) £2.3m
6. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) £2.29m
7. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) £2.2m
8. Nikita Mazepin (Haas) £2.1m
9. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) £1.66m
10. George Russell (Williams) £1.57m