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Lewis Hamilton Reveals the F1 Moment That ‘Hurt the Most’ and How His Dad Consoled Him

, Lewis Hamilton Reveals the F1 Moment That ‘Hurt the Most’ and How His Dad Consoled Him

Hamilton's Heartbreak

Lewis Hamilton recently shared his feelings on the controversial moment that cost him the F1 driver's title in 2021, describing it as the day that "hurt him the most." The incident occurred during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix's final lap, where Max Verstappen overtook him with the help of lapped cars.

A Father's Support

Despite the devastating loss, Hamilton found solace in the support of his father, who stood by his side during the difficult time. Reflecting on the experience, Hamilton emphasized the importance of his dad's presence and guidance.

Looking to the Future

As Hamilton prepares to retire from racing, he shared his plans to venture into film and fashion. The 39-year-old driver recently signed a surprising deal to finish his career at Ferrari, hinting at a new chapter in his life beyond the racetrack.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Formula 1 car cost to build?

Costs for building a Formula 1 can be very different. Some teams have spent as much as $15 to $20 million on a single chassis.

What are the transport and logistic costs in Formula 1?

Formula 1 racing involves expensive logistics and transport of equipment, cars and people around the globe. Teams may spend between $8 and $10 million a season on logistics. However, larger teams that have more equipment can incur higher costs.

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How much will wind tunnel costs and simulator costs affect the budget of a Formula 1 Team?

Formula 1 car development is not possible without wind tunnel testing and the use of simulators. The cost to use a wind tunnel can be as high as $100,000 per hour, and full-scale sims could cost millions up front. The teams’ budgets are affected by the annual costs of maintenance and upgrades.


  • Formula 1 teams may spend up to $10 million on the engine alone, due to the high level of technology and performance required.
  • Since the introduction of hybrid power units in 2014, Formula 1 teams have seen a significant increase in costs related to engine development and maintenance.
  • The financial cost of a Formula 1 car crash can range from a few tens of thousands to over $1 million, dependent on the extent of the damage.
  • The average cost to construct a Formula 1 car chassis is estimated to be between $10 million and $15 million.
  • The cost of a full-scale Formula 1 simulator can reach several million dollars, with annual maintenance adding to the financial impact.
  • Pirelli F1 tires cost around $2,700 each, resulting in a set of four tires costing approximately $10,800.
  • Sponsorship deals are critical in Formula 1, with major title sponsorships sometimes contributing tens of millions of dollars to a team’s budget.
  • A Formula 1 car’s carbon fiber body parts, essential for performance and safety, contribute significantly to the overall production costs of the vehicle.

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How To Prepare Financially for F1 Car Crash Damages

Financial preparation for F1 car crash damages involves allocating a reasonable portion of the budget to an emergency fund. Working with insurance specialists to determine possible coverage options which could offset costs. Develop a supply network that is responsive and can deliver replacement parts quickly. Promote a culture that encourages detailed accident reports in order to develop an effective and targeted repair strategy. Building strong partnerships with suppliers may also give you some flexibility in cost, especially when it comes to obtaining parts quickly.

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