Most Expensive F1 car in 2022

Know all about the most expensive car on the 2022 F1 grid through this article.

Formula 1 2022 cars
Formula 1 2022 cars unveiled

F1 has been around since the 1950s and over the years, has climbed its way to the top of the ladder when it comes to motorsports. It is popularly known as the pinnacle of motor racing and considering that it is the best motorsport out there, the level of expenses that the teams have to incur on their respective cars is insane.

As the years have gone by, the sport has become costlier and with the help of this piece, we are going to try and find out which car has been the most expensive during the 2022 F1 season.

The year, 2022 has marked the dawn of a new era in the sport where new regulations have come in and made the cars heavier than they have ever been in the history of the sport.

However, despite all the info that is available regarding the 2022 cars, it is extremely difficult to put out an exact number regarding the development costs of the 10 F1 teams.

Formula1 2022 car
Formula1 2022 car

But one thing that can be said for certain, is the fact that the development costs are extremely high considering inflation and everything. In order to put things into perspective, a mere steering wheel on an F1 car costs a whopping $50,000 depending upon the complexity of the car.

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Alfa Romeo could have the most expensive F1 car in 2022

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo

As it has been said earlier, it is extremely difficult to put a certain number on the cost of the 2022 cars, however, if one goes by the number of critical incidents, it is quite manageable to deduce that Alfa Romeo is the worst hit team of 2022.

The Zhou Guanyu incident during the British Grand Prix was a massive crash, where the Chinese driver. went flying into the air after making contact with George Russell.

As per reports, it is believed that the total cost of repairing the wrecked car was around $2.7 million for the Alfa Romeo team.

While Alfa Romeo has been hit badly with repairing costs, the average figure regarding the 2022 cars for all the team is rumored to be around 12-15 million dollars.

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As the sport is gaining popularity all over the globe, it is also becoming expensive and in the upcoming years, the costs are only going to increase for all the interested parties, be it the fans, the teams, or the hierarchy at F1.

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Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows Formula One and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.