Here's The Cost Breakdown To Run A Formula 1 Team For One Season

3y ago


Have you ever wondered how much money it takes to run a Formula 1 team? There’s actually a lot that goes behind the race car and the race team, and all of that takes money and LOTS of it. The good folks at Raconteur has built a nifty infographic showing a high bill of £158 million (~$203 million) to manage a Formula 1 team for just ONE season. This cost is built up of research and development, manufacturing and component acquisition, salaries of the drivers and team members, and other logistics factors and operations.

The infographic also takes a look at the component costs of the car based on the 2015 Formula 1 season with the engine holding a commanding £3.5 million (~$4.5 million) to develop and build. Luckily some of those costs can be recouped via ad placements, which this infographic has also covered. Check out the pic below courtesy of Raconteur.


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Comments (7)

  • Does somebody have a clue why the exhaust alone is more expensive than the brakes?

      3 years ago
    • Exhaust has more development cost as it is used for aerodymanic performance and downforce. A very custom piece of kit as it shapes the rear of the car.

        3 years ago
    • Obviously not the case since '11. But just remmember, blown diffuser... Sigh...i got to go to montreal that year and i thought it sounded cool!

      edit: in actually looking at that graphic...and its high...why put the 'gearboxes' bubble...

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        2 years ago
  • I would say Ferrari's budget was much nearer 500,000,000 dollars!

    They were spending that in the early Schumacher days

      3 years ago