Do you know how much a Formula 1 racing car costs?

How powerful are the F1 cars on the track? Here is the cost to develop an F1 car according to experts’ reviews.


A sports magazine published a report in 2014 said that the amount to develop an F1 could be up to 7.7 million. However, according to the International Automobile Federation (FIA) that number is even greater because it depends on factors such as vehicle design and regulations of each season. Usually, this huge amount often increases with each year.

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The most obvious demonstration is that big F1 racing teams like Ferrari, Mercedes Red Bull and McLaren spend about 400 million USD annually to develop the best cars for every F1 season. This includes costs for employees, machinery, design engineers and riders. However, the budget that each team spent is usually not the same and varies between 250-350 million USD per year.

Here are the specific costs of some parts on an F1 car:

Engine cost

F1 cars are equipped with powerful engine blocks to create impressive speeds on the track. Therefore, the engine is considered one of the most expensive parts of an F1 racing car. It was developed for about 10.5 million USD, depending on the needs of the manager and the team owner. F1 teams like Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren often use engines from Japanese companies like Honda, which will certainly reduce engine costs significantly.

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Cost of front and rear spoiler:

When the car accelerates on the track, the front and rear spoiler always plays an important role in ensuring the balance of the car. According to calculations, 300,000 USD is the maximum amount to develop the front wing and the nose. However, some teams can only spend about 150,000 USD to build these parts. Meanwhile, the development of the rear spoiler will take up to about 150,000 USD.

Cost of steering wheel:

In fact, car control is done through the steering wheel. Therefore, the manufacturer always designed the special steering wheel for F1 racing cars. The cost of steering wheel is about 50,000 – 100,000 USD.

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Cost of fuel tank:

On average, an F1 car costs about 500,000 USD in gasoline in a season. About 200,000 liters of gasoline are used for a car in each F1 season including training and competition. The cost of the F1 fuel tank is about 140,000 USD.

Gearbox cost:

Gearbox is an important part for an F1. F1 cars often use high-precision, semi-automatic gearboxes. An F1 team will have to spend nearly 440,000 USD to develop the gearbox. In case you want to upgrade the gearbox so that the car has more impressive performance when playing, they have to spend an additional 160,000 USD.

Tire costs:

There are three types of tires used in F1 racing: Dry, Wet and Normal. According to the report, the tires of F1 cars cost about 1,715 USD.

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Cost of accidental damage:

Only one accident, small or large, caused serious damage to the F1 on the track. Some reports published in 2015 and 2014 evaluate that an F1 car can take up to about 550,000 USD to recover from an accident, which includes damage to the front/rear wings, chassis and some parts of the engine.

Look back World Cup Championship of the car world

The 2018 World Cup soccer finals took place on the pitches of Russia with 32 teams representing 32 countries. An interesting question is, what if these teams were to compete in the car market?


Despite failing in the first match, the star of coach Joachim Low, the reigning world champion, is still a champion candidate at the 2018 World Cup. However, on the pitch of the cars Four-wheelers, the German team, despite a series of stars: Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, still dropped to the lower projection when only producing 5.6 million cars in 2017. The defending champion is China. Last year, this country produced 29 million cars of all kinds.

2017 runner-up is the US team with GM, Ford, Chrysler stars …, which has launched a total of 11.2 million cars of all kinds. However, both incumbent and runner-up are not present in Russia this summer. The Japanese team is expected to be hard to beat the second round in Russia’s World Cup this year, but they are sure to be in third place in the World Cup of Car Maker rankings with sales 9.7 million vehicles in 2017.

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Brazil, who has held the world cup for the fifth time, is also a rising market for the world auto industry. Last year, this market grew to 25% and this year, 2018 is expected to continue growing by 10%. Currently major international brands such as Vilkswagen, Ford, GM and Fiat are expanding production plants in Brazil to turn the land of Samba dancers into a car manufacturing center of South America.

Argentina is expected to win the World Cup for the third time this year, but the country’s auto industry is overcoming a severe crisis in 2014, yet it has not made an impression like strikers on their lawn.

A team rich in tradition both on the pitch and on the track, the England team, still dreaming about the 1960s and early 1970s, when their football team won the World Cup (1966) along with their British car brand set a world record for sales with nearly 2 million units/year. The England team is on the way to find the old aura while the number of cars produced last year of the new country reached 1.74 million units in 2017, which means that it is still less than half a century ago.

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Iceland, the baby pepper has been surprising at the first round of the 2018 World Cup. But it was not only surprising on the pitch, the country with a population of just 335,000, built a very special car that surprised the world. It is Isar Torveg, dubbed the Terrain Monster – Monster SUV. Using a giant tires of up to 54 inches, equipped with 6.3L engines, Isar Torveg can safely operate on Iceland’s challenging snow and muddy roads.

But the teams of Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Costa Rica are almost anonymous on the world map of the automotive industry. GM’s factory built in Costa Rica to produce only one popular model Amigo also closed in 2005. And Panama doesn’t even have the concept of the automobile industry.

Not Ronaldo, Messi has the most expensive car in the world

With a salary of several hundred thousand euros/week, it is not difficult for football superstars to own massive, expensive supercars.Notable players include Ronaldo, Neymar or Ramos.


1. Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti (Lionel Messi):

The owner of five golden balls Lionel Messi is enjoying a salary of 40 million euros/year at Barcelona club. Argentina’s superstar has spent $37.1 million to own 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti. This classic supercar owns V12 Tipo 140 engine, 3.8 liter capacity, 360 horsepower capacity.The car reaches a maximum speed of 300 km/h, an extremely impressive figure inthe 50s.

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2. Bugatti Chiron (Christiano Ronaldo):

With an unbelievable salary of 21 million euros/year, it is not difficult for the star striker to buy his own car with a huge amount of more than 20 cars. Ronaldo’s strongest model is the Bugatti Chiron, worth $2.9 million. This super car is equipped with W16 8.0L engine with 4 turbo chargers, fora capacity of 1,479 horsepower and 1,600 Nm of torque. It has the ability to accelerate 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, the maximum speed of 420 km/h. Especially on the body, there is also the symbol CR7.

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3. Maserati MC12 (Neymar Jr):

Brazilian football star Neymar is currently the world ‘s highest – paid player after Messi at 36.8 million euros/year. Neymar is also a notorious player to spend on super cars. The most expensive model of the Brazilian striker is the 2004 Maserati MC12, worth $ 550,850. Supercar is only limited to 50 cars in the world, owns a 6.5 L V12 engine from Ferrari Enzo,with a capacity of 620 horsepower and 652 Nm of torque, acceleration 0-100 km/hin 3.8 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 330 km/h.

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4. Bugatti Veyron (Andres Iniesta):

World-class midfielder Andres Iniesta is famous for his simple life and not a supercar player. Former Barcelona player only has a $2 million Bugatti Veyron, next to other popular cars he owns. “Former royal speed” Bugatti Veyron has W16 engine block, 8.0 liter capacity, comes with 4 familiar turbo chargers. The engine produces a maximum capacity of 1,001 horsepower, allowing the Bugatti Veyron to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.5seconds and reach a maximum speed of 407 km/h.

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5. Lamborghini Aventador (Paul Pogba):

Paul Pogba midfielder is the hope of France in the World Cup 2018. Shortly after joining the “Red Devils” from Juventus, Paul Pogba immediately bought Lamborghini Aventador supercar worth $500,000. This car is equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.9 L V12 engine, with a capacity of750 hp and 690 Nm of torque. Lamborghini Aventador SV can accelerate 0-100 km/hin 2.9 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 350 km/h.

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The most exotic headlights in the car world

If the first car came out in 1885, the headlights of modern headlights have also been around since the late 1880s. At that time, these lamps used acetylene to burn instead of running on electricity like nowadays.


After more than 100 years of evolution, car headlights have shown a lot of changes interms of both technology and design. In particular, many model lights have become a symbol or identity of a certain model, such as Porsche 911 or Mini.

Besides the designs that don’t really draw attention, many types of headlights make people remember thanks to their uniqueness and strangeness. Here are some of the most representative representatives.

Mazda Furai

Mazda Furai is a concept launch in 2007, developed on the prototype of Le Mans race car. In it, the front part of Furai looks no different from the devil’s face with horrifying eyes and smile that look dangerous.

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Cizeta V16T

Pop-up headlights have become a very popular design trend in the 70s and 80s of the last century. The interesting point of this system is that there is an aim,open mechanism like real eyes. However, in the Cizeta V16T, the number of eyes was doubled to 4. It is known that this is the work of a group that worked for Lamborghini and was released in 1991.

Opel GT

If you look at it, people will think that the headlights on Opel GT are also pop-ups.However, designers chose a completely different mechanism. Instead of opening and flipping normally, they are turned upside down.

1948 Tucker Topedo

Top Tucker is an ambitious project with a range of advanced technologies. However, it failed quickly after appearing in 1948. One of the most impressive details of the car is the system of 3 lights in the front. In particular, the middle cluster can change according to the movement of the wheel to increase the illumination when cornering.

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TVR Tuscan

TVR is along-standing British automaker, famous for its sports cars. Tuscan, a product of this brand has a lot of headlight versions, in which the three-axis vertica larrangement on each side is the most distinctive.

Alfa Romeo Montreal

Montreal 2+ 2 coupe is one of the most famous products of the traditional sports car company from Italy. The car is considered to have an attractive design but equally different. Specifically, Montreal’s headlights covered by blinds can be lowered when needed.

1965 Buick Riviera

The pair of vertical headlights covered by the outside grille has become an unforgettable thing for many to see the first generation Buick Riviera. When you need to use the headlights, these nets will open like a seashell.

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Bugatti Galibier

The concept version of Bugatti’s 10-year-old debut could make many people startled by the pair of lights that simulate human eyes. If admired in the dark night, the effect they bring will be multiplied.