Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has been confirmed Formula One’s most costly driver after racking up a staggering £4million repair bill due to crashes.
The German made his debut in F1 this year racing for Haas but things did not go to plan as he failed to score a single point all season.
Schumacher, 22, joined the grid full of promise having won the prestigious F2 championship in 2020, but struggled to get to grips with a poor Haas car.
The result was a season to forget for the Ferrari legend’s son as his car constantly needed repairing and expensive new parts as a result of huge collisions.
Schumacher needed a whopping eight new front wings and nine new sets of suspension across the 22-race calendar.
He cost the Haas team over £1million at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when the treacherous circuit saw him crash heavily on lap 10.
His collision resulted in the first red flag of the race as marshals were required to sweep the remains of his battered vehicle at Turn 23.
And according to research by fansite F1maximaal, Schumacher’s £3,737,000 repair bill cost nearly £200,000 more than Ferrari driver Charles LeClerc in second.
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Surprisingly, title winner Max Verstappen incurred the third most damage to his Red Bull with £3,317,950 worth of repairs needed.
That came following two mighty collisions with rival Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone and then at Monza, before he too agonisingly went into the wall at Abu Dhabi at the end of a superb lap.
Hamilton, who had the title grabbed from him on the final lap of the last race in Abu Dhabi, was only the 13th most costly driver when it came to repairs.
The seven-time champion is known for his highly measured driving and ability to look after the car while still racing fast, resulting in him only needing £1million in repairs.
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