- Josh Robinson | YouTube

It costs $15k per minute to run a Formula Drift car

Formula Drift pro driver Josh Robinson gives you all the details.

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Josh Robinson is an Australian Formula Drift driver currently competing in Formula Drift's Pro 2 series. He is known for campaigning his unique Holden UTE build for many years, but once the 2020 season can begin he will be switching to a BMW E92 Eurofighter build.

Robinson says he gets asked often how much it costs to compete at the Formula Drift level. He gives you a detailed look that not many would. Calculating everything down to give you the figure of it costing him (and many others) $15,000 to run just one minute in Formula Drift.

For how he got to that figure and even to get the disturbing figure of how little minutes a pro driver actually drifts in Formula Drift, check out Robinson's video above!

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Comments (10)

  • I have been in to motorsports since i was ten. Drifting is something we all do for a bit of a laugh. But to spend 15k a min to burn tires cmon really. I love motorsports and yes there is talent there but im sorry just dont get it.

      7 days ago
    • IMO it is one of the more entertaining forms of motorsport

        7 days ago
    • It is motor sport like ballet is athletic :)

        7 days ago
  • Easy to beat! Go drifting and put a +$30k car into the wall in less than 2 minutes.

      6 days ago
  • Entertaining but it’s excessively expensive. What does F1 cost per minute by comparison?

      6 days ago
    • Well according to the google box it costs all F1 teams to pay around 550k to enter a race. Races are about 90 min so thats 1.35 mil for a drift car to run a race distance. Take away the 10-50 years of development and x millions spent by the teams to...

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        5 days ago
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