Having looked up the accounts of MB GP and found it was £363M in 2019 I realised you can work out a real cost to put a winning car and driver onto the grid of an F1 race.
MB sent £363M which is $465M at todays rates. I assume that includes the drivers costs.
So with two cars per race and 21 races in 2019 that is $11 million per car on the grid.
I know F1 technology is incredible, amazing, superb, energy efficient etc and both Hamilton and Bottas are star drivers but $11M per car per race is I think pretty obscene.
In fairness Liberty Global, the FIA and the team s have agreed to cut costs but you can see why that is urgent .
Put another way since each race is about 190 miles that is $58K per mile per car