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Perez makes top three in F1 2023 crash damage list

Having completed seven races of the 2023 Formula 1 season, there has been a fair few crashes along the way. But which team has spent the most money on crash damage?

It's fair to say that drivers will not want to hold the title for having caused the most amount of crash damage in a season. Now that we have completed seven races so far in the 2023 Formula 1 season, unfortunately there have been a fair few incidents on track. But who have caused the most headaches for the team? Below is an overview of the top 10 drivers that have caused the most crash damage so far in 2023. Compiled by Reddit user basspro23chevy , the list keeps track of both the drivers and the teams that have spent the most on crash damage so far this season. It is limited to parts and excludes engines and gearboxes, with estimates on the amount each component costs. For example, a new front wing is estimated to be around $125,000 and a new floor more than $225,000.

Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly leads with a $1.38 million damage bill, likely owing to his error during the final restart of the Australian Grand Prix earlier this season. Although not all of it is self inflicted, with the Frenchman being the victim of bad luck when his engine caught fire in Azerbaijan.

Alex Albon

Alex Albon also makes it into the top three having made his fare share of errors on track in the Williams. He had a significant crash during the opening laps of the race in Melbourne which cost more than half a million. Then in Monaco he found the wall again during the practice sessions.

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez is surprisingly third on the list having totalled $1.1 million in crash damage for his mishaps on track. This includes a heavy crash during qualifying for the Monaco GP, while he also caused significant damage to his car during Australia qualifying. The team will hope that the Mexican will have less incidents on track, as they chase a one-two in the Drivers' Championship for the first time.

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