The average expenses of Mercedes in the past five title-winning seasons have been over £400 million or $500 million, according to the latest study from Forbes
Report claims that the cost of winning championships in the past decade has increased.
Red Bull developed its first title-winning car in 2009 with a budget of £156.9 million ($206.7 million), while Mercedes car W09 which win a title last year, cost £320.6 million to develop ($422.3 million).
However, these costs don't include the development of an engine and if you add those costs to the total bill for the Silver Arrows, the average cost of developing a title-winning car for the Germans has been over £400 million or $500 million.
If Lewis Hamilton's and Valtteri Bottas' team will win the title yet again this season, for the sixth successive campaign, the total spend will be well over £2.5 billion, or $3.5 billion.
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