The engines of Max Verstappen and Honda F1 survived the 51G crash at the British Grand Prix, but the RB16B was wrecked and cost about 750,000 euros (about 97 million yen).
Max Verstappen contacts Lewis Hamilton in the copse of the opening lap of the F1 British Grand Prix. It crashed into the tire barrier at high speed, and the impact reached 51G.
Honda F1 believes it can save the engine, and Max Verstappen himself was fortunate enough to suffer a bruise and neck pain.
However, the chassis was wrecked. Helmut Marko, Red Bull F1’s motorsports adviser, estimated the damage to be around 750,000 euros.This is the amount Red Bull F1 will spend to build the new RB16B, and the budget cap will affect this year’s machine development and next year’s machine.
“Currently, the condition of the engine is not clear yet, but it costs about 750,000 euros,” Helmut Marko told RTL.
“Especially in the era of cost caps, it’s a lot of money and hurt us.”
If retirement at the F1 British Grand Prix becomes a turning point in the title battle with Mercedes F1, it will lead to further economic loss.
Fortunately, though the car was wrecked, Max Verstappen was “safe” and suffered from “a slight neck pain.”
Helmut Marko says Max Verstappen will return on a different machine at the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend.
“Unfortunately, it’s completely damaged and I can’t ride that car anymore,” Helmut Marko said.
“But in Hungary you can see a very motivated Max.”