REVEALED! The full list of driver crash costs in Formula One 2021 season

Find out the driver who had the highest amount of costs arising from crashes throughout the season.

Formula One 2021 season crash costs
Formula One 2021 season crash costs

Formula One is one of the most dangerous sports around. The cars are designed to drive beyond the speed of 300 km/h on some instances, and as such, there is a lot of maintenance required to preserve the performance of the car.

Every year we witness some high-intensity crashes in Formula One. In a sport like F1, crashes cannot be avoided, but the best that can be done is to limit the damage to the car and the driver involved. As the 2021 season came to a conclusion in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago, we look at the list of drivers and their approximate crash costs this year.

Mick Schumacher, driving for Haas had the highest amount of repairs done to his car due to crashes. The German rookie had 4,212,500 euros spent on his car to replace damaged parts due to collisions. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari driver was the second name on the list with an amount totaling to around 4 million euros. The driver with the least amount of repairs done to his car was Esteban Ocon, as his crash costs amounted to just 280,000 euros.

A look at the drivers’ crash costs for the 2021 season

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen had the third highest crash cost among all drivers

Max Verstappen who claimed the F1 2021 championship had the third highest crash costs this year. The Dutchman had high-intensity crashes with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone GP and in Monza. Additionally, the 24-year-old’s car needed some repair after he crashed into walls during the qualifying session in Jeddah.

Drivers and their crash costs in Euros:

  • 1) Mick Schumacher (Haas) – 4,212,500

2) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – 4,046,000

3) Max Verstappen (Red Bull) -3,889,000

4) Nicholas Latifi (Williams) – 3,116,500

5) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) – 2,713,500

6) Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) – 2,686,000

7) Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) – 2,606,500

8) Nikita Mazepin (Haas) – 2,468,000

9) Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) – 1,950,000

10) George Russell (Williams) – 1,845,000

11) Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) – 1,756,000

12) Lando Norris (McLaren) – 1,453,000

13) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1,235,000

14) Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) – 1,113,000

15) Sergio Perez (Red Bull) – 939,000

16) Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) – 854,000

17) Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – 713,000

18) Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) – 660,000

19) Fernando Alonso (Alpine) – 315,000

20) Esteban Ocon (Alpine) – 280,000

Lewis Hamilton also had a few crashes during the 2021 season, which includes his collision with Max Verstappen at the Temple of Speed. The Briton also suffered front wing damage at the Saudi Arabian GP. Surprisingly, Hamilton’s crash costs amounted to just more than 1 million euros.

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