In back of Mike Schumacher there is a well-known name, that of the 24-year-old pilot charles leclercwho cost ferrari little more than 4 million dol
The Formula 1 drivers who destroyed the most cars in 2021
In back of Mike Schumacher there is a well-known name, that of the 24-year-old pilot charles leclercwho cost ferrari little more than 4 million dollars. Last season, the Monegasque cost the team dearly, due to his clashes in Baku and Monte Carlo, his home Grand Prix. On the streets of the Principality, Leclerc took pole position and then crashed, causing such extensive damage that he was forced to abandon the following day’s race.
That is why street circuits are so popular among spectators: because of the spectacle they offer, a little less among those who are at the headquarters of the different teams, who are forced to cross their fingers all weekend while their formula 1 drivers They brush against walls and barriers within inches. charles leclerc clearly outperformed his teammate Carlos Sainzwho placed eleventh with $1,769,890 in damage to his ferrari.
Alonso and Ocon the most careful
Red Bull will happily forgive the crowned champion of the world, Max Verstappenthe 3,919,762 million dollars in damage caused to his car, which has been involved in accidents with serious consequences on several occasions, in Silverstone, Baku and Monza, when it literally went over the head of Lewis Hamilton.
Behind the Dutchman was the same man who allowed him to become world champion, Nicholas Latifi who, crashing five laps from the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, caused the dramatic end of the race that crowned Max Verstappen. the big loser, Lewis Hamiltonhe can take solace in a virtuoso 13th-place finisher (with nearly $1.5 million in damage to his Mercedes).
However, the most careful of all are the two formula 1 drivers, Fernando Alonso ($317,492) and Esteban Ocon ($282,215), penultimate and last in the standings, respectively, that is, the drivers who best avoid costly accidents.
Certainly no cups or prizes for them, just the thanks of the mechanics who avoided spending entire nights in the pits working overtime.
The classification of destroyers:
Mike Schumacher (Haas): $4,245,821
charles leclerc (Ferrari): $4,078,000
Max Verstappen (Red Bull): $3,919,762
Nicholas Latifi (Williams): $3,141,152
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): $2,734,964
Lance Stroll (Aston Martin): $2,707,246
Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): $2,627,117
Nikita Mazepin (Haas): $2,487,522
Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo): $1,965,425
George Russell (Williams): $1,859,594
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): $1,769,890
lando norris (McLaren): $1,464,493
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): $1,244,769
Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri): $1,121,804
Sergio Perez (Red Bull): $946,427
Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo): $860,755
Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren): $718,639
Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin): $665,220
Fernando Alonso (Alpine): $317,492
Esteban Ocon (Alpine): $282,215
Article originally published in GQ Italy.