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Top 100 Formula 1 Insiders: From Lewis Hamilton to Fernando Alonso, These Are the Most Influential People in the F1 Industry

Formula 1 people top 100 list. Top row from left to right: Mark Webber , Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Martin Brundle. Bottom row from left to right: Juan Pablo Montoya, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, and Rubens Barrichello.

Whether you’re a would-be Formula 1 insider or have spent some years being one. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of F1 insiders who’ve been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list from top F1 Insiders. It’s a list of the most influential people in the Formula One industry, particularly at being pro-active. If you’re an enthusiast of Grand Prix, it is critical that you follow and connect with these Formula 1 insiders and expand your professional network.

Here’s what some of them said about this list:

Our F1 list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. The list gets updated each Friday. If you believe you can arise a creative impulse in people (or you know an F1 influencer who can), you can add yourself by clicking the ‘join’ button below. It is free to join; no one has ever paid to be on the list, and never will. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

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Lewis Hamilton Profile Image Lewis Hamilton
H.A.M til the day I die!! #TeamLH Snapchat: lewishamilton https://t.co/Q4FiC7dSrt https://t.co/A341DuifUN https://t.co/DYC80EzVtG
100

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Fernando Alonso Profile Image Fernando Alonso
Perfil oficial Fernando Alonso. Piloto de Fórmula 1 https://t.co/5lev9xuYvN @circuitomuseoFA
99

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Nico Rosberg Profile Image Nico Rosberg
98

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Jenson Button Profile Image Jenson Button
McLaren Honda racing driver #thejourneyisthereward #Likeakidinacandyshop #JB22 instagram https://t.co/l3cx1cJpXk
97

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Mark Webber Profile Image Mark Webber
Dog, MTB, and trail runner lover, Porsche consultant, a little TV work + Redbull athlete. love choppers
96

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David Coulthard Profile Image David Coulthard
95

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Juan Pablo Montoya Profile Image Juan Pablo Montoya
Verizon Team Penske driver. Race winner in F1, Indycar, NASCAR, CART, and Grand-AM.
94

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Rubens Barrichello Profile Image Rubens Barrichello
amo minha familia...amo a velocidade instagram : rubarrichello snapchat : Rubito11 face:rubarrichello @viktresocial: https://t.co/hBO3waMjEI
93

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Martin Brundle Profile Image Martin Brundle
Happy and lucky analyst for Sky Sports F1 and F1 commentator to many others around the world. Love cars, bikes and helicopters. Petrol head central
92

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Vijay Mallya Profile Image Vijay Mallya
Former Member of Parliament, India, Chairman, The UB Group, Co-owner & Team Principal Sahara Force India Formula 1
91

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Heikki Kovalainen Profile Image Heikki Kovalainen
F1 driver, rally driver, Super GT500 driver! Keen golfer and a fitness freak! https://t.co/vF2xlNv5r8 https://t.co/LYkv6f0Img
90

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Scott Speed Profile Image Scott Speed
Last American to race full time in Formula 1. Raced in NASCAR Sprint Cup. 3 Time X-Games Gold Medalist. 2015-2016 back-to-back RedBull GRC Champion
89

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Bruno Senna Profile Image Bruno Senna
Piloto de fábrica McLaren GT e WEC LMP2 pela RGR Sport McLaren GT Factory Driver and WEC LMP2 driver with RGR Sport
88

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Paul Di Resta Profile Image Paul Di Resta
Official Twitter Account ️ Mercedes AMG DTM Driver Reserve Driver for Williams Martini Racing F1 Sky Sports F1 Pundit
87

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Sergio Pérez Profile Image Sergio Pérez
F1 Driver | #VJM09 | Force India Formula One Team | The best is yet to come! Never give up. https://t.co/FPsUKXeKXy https://t.co/mbNvoHxKBV
86

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Lee McKenzie Profile Image Lee McKenzie
TV Presenter/Journalist V/O artist C4:F1, Paralympics. BBC:Olympics, Wimbledon, 6Nations. https://t.co/LGpOVQsmOP FB https://t.co/uXQBE8ujWe
85

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Sébastien Buemi Profile Image Sébastien Buemi
2014 FIA World Endurance Champion with @Toyota_Hybrid. 2015-2016 @fiaformulae Champion with @renaultedams Test & Reserve driver for @RedBullracing.
84

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David Croft Profile Image David Croft
Lead Commentator Sky Sports F1 HD. Check out my website at https://t.co/chEYX6eNLk
83

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Narain Karthikeyan Profile Image Narain Karthikeyan
82

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Esteban Gutierrez Profile Image Esteban Gutierrez
Mexican F1 Driver #EG21 Instagram / Snapchat: EstebanGtz Facebook: https://t.co/Eloijh30rT
81

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Peter Windsor Profile Image Peter Windsor
Award-winning F1 journalist, broadcaster, manager. https://t.co/byDAqbBKpp; LeTV (China); https://t.co/zWYmUwocI6; F1 Racing; Autosport (Japan); F1 3D animations
80

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Daniel Ricciardo Profile Image Daniel Ricciardo
Formula 1 driver from Australia. I drive cars. Fast. https://t.co/qYhn74DGfS - Brand, News & Live Race Updates: @RicciardoDR
79

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(23)

Max Verstappen Profile Image Max Verstappen
Formula 1 racing driver for Red Bull Racing
78

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Michael Schumacher Profile Image Michael Schumacher
77

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Felipe Massa Profile Image Felipe Massa
Brazilian formula One racing driver currently driving for Williams #fm19 #felipemassa2015 Instagram: @massafelipe19
76

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Kimi Raikonnen Profile Image Kimi Raikonnen
Unofficial Kimi Raikonnen news & updates. Powered by @MotorTweets
75

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Andrew   Benson Profile Image Andrew Benson
I am BBC Sport's chief F1 writer. http://t.co/DcJJAmKDBH This is an official @BBCSport account. Find more accounts at @BBCSport/Following
74

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Romain Grosjean Profile Image Romain Grosjean
French F1 Driver born in Geneva Father Husband Friend https://t.co/5Q5QrTGG8i https://t.co/elWPM1tOXa shop : https://t.co/aGjcRq6jiJ
73

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Carlos   Sainz Profile Image Carlos Sainz
Formula 1 driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso. Follow me if you can... for more detailed info follow @carlosainzinfo Instagram: @carlosainz #CARLO55AINZ
72

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Valtteri Bottas Profile Image Valtteri Bottas
F1 Driver for @WilliamsRacing from Finland. Love going fast, my E, family, friends and outdoors! https://t.co/RM2AqzWjfd FB & IG: @valtteribottas #VB77
71

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Nico Hülkenberg Profile Image Nico Hülkenberg
The Official Page of Nico Hulkenberg
70

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(32)

Will Buxton Profile Image Will Buxton
Twitter page of motor racing journalist & broadcaster, Will Buxton. For the avoidance of doubt, opinions are mine alone.
69

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(34)

Suzi Perry Profile Image Suzi Perry
Not Katy's sister 😉 Broadcaster & Journalist. Governed by instinct. Insta Suziperry100 - Work @CrownMediaMgt @CarverPR
68

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Fernando Tornello Profile Image Fernando Tornello
Relator de Fórmula 1 por Fox Sports
67

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James Allen Profile Image James Allen
Formula 1 broadcaster and journalist
66

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Luis Manuel López Profile Image Luis Manuel López
Formula 1 Formula E @ FoxSports UnoTV Radio Fórmula Automotive journalist. Contacto: ventas@agencialibredigital.com
65

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Jon Noble Profile Image Jon Noble
F1 Editor, https://t.co/f4p6haYZzs
64

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Nigel Mansell CBE Profile Image Nigel Mansell CBE
Official twitter page of the 1992 F1 World Champion and 1993 IndyCar champion. IG: @NigelMansell
63

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Julien FEBREAU Profile Image Julien FEBREAU
Journaliste & Commentateur F1 pour CANAL+ / Formula 1 Journalist & TV Commentator for CANAL+
62

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Stoffel Vandoorne Profile Image Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren-Honda Formula 1 driver || https://t.co/re5ByuPZot || #SV2
61

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Stefan Johansson Profile Image Stefan Johansson
Former F1 Driver, LMP & GT cars, Driver Manager, Designer & Painter. // https://t.co/xHcYxdD7en
60

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Rio Haryanto Profile Image Rio Haryanto
Indonesian F1 Driver 2016 with Manor Racing Instagram: @rharyantoracing rioharyantomedia@gmail.com
59

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Pascal Wehrlein Profile Image Pascal Wehrlein
58

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Esteban Ocon Profile Image Esteban Ocon
Formula 1 Driver. #MercedesJunior. Official Page. #EO31
57

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Kevin Magnussen Profile Image Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team Driver #OneTarget #NeverGiveUpOnTheDream
56

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Max Chilton Profile Image Max Chilton
British IndyCar Driver for Chip Ganassi Racing || F1 Driver 2013-2014 ||Guinness World Record Holder || Love Sport & Cars || Crown Management
55

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Alexander Rossi Profile Image Alexander Rossi
|..Made in USA..| Ingredients: Andretti Autosport @Honda IndyCar Driver. 2016 Indy 500 Champion. TAG Heuer Ambassador #JB17
54

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Pedro De La Rosa Profile Image Pedro De La Rosa
Racing Driver and frustrated cyclist
53

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Alex Wurz Profile Image Alex Wurz
BMX world champ; 2x LeMans winner, into RoadSafety & Race track design; Motorsport advisor to WilliamsF1 & ToyotaWEC; love my family, visions & lateral thinking
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Joe Saward Profile Image Joe Saward
F1 news from inside the paddock. I've been to every race since 1988 https://t.co/uKDbplYJp0, https://t.co/DJIWBgRovY. It's pronounced "say-wood"
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Jennie   Gow Profile Image Jennie Gow
Broadcaster, Journalists & Presenter. BBC 5 Live F1 - ESPN F1. Enquiries: @TongueTT
50

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Jolyon Palmer Profile Image Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport F1 Driver. 2014 GP2 Champion
49

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Sebastian Vettel Profile Image Sebastian Vettel
Fan page dedicated to Sebastian Vettel - Four time F1 World Champion & Scuderia Ferrari driver. We never stop believing! #AlwaysBelieveInSeb ☝
48

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(28)

Eliseo Salazar Profile Image Eliseo Salazar
Formula 1, Indycar, Le Mans, Dakar and World Rally Championship race car driver.
47

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(78)

Giedo Van Der Garde Profile Image Giedo Van Der Garde
Racedriver - Former F1-driver - ELMS 2016 Champion - 24 Hours of Le Mans - For business inquiries: contact@gvdg.com
46

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Albert Fabrega ES Profile Image Albert Fabrega ES
Analista de F1/Cuenta de Twitter en español.//Instagram:albertfabregasu // blog: https://t.co/Wzlgiult9H
45

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Mark   Gallagher Profile Image Mark Gallagher
Usually Public Speaking, Broadcasting, Writing or Racing. Often to be found at airports #F1
44

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Nira Juanco Profile Image Nira Juanco
Periodista especializada en F1. Actualmente, presentadora de 'Directo Formula' en @F1Latinamerica. Amante de todo tipo de deportes y de la vida en general.
43

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Susie Wolff Profile Image Susie Wolff
Proud Wife - Former @WilliamsRacing F1 Test Driver - She's Mercedes Ambassador @MercedesBenz - Channel 4 F1 Analyst @C4F1 - Founder @D2BDofficial
42

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Johnny Herbert Profile Image Johnny Herbert
Ex F1 Driver and Sky Sports analyst
41

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Marcus Ericsson Profile Image Marcus Ericsson
Official twitter of the Swedish Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson.
40

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(57)

Felipe Nasr Profile Image Felipe Nasr
Official Twitter of the Brazilian F1 driver Felipe Nasr https://t.co/ceY191dBu3
39

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Rachel Brookes Profile Image Rachel Brookes
Instagram:- rachelbrookes Sky Sports & Sky Sports News - Cricket & F1. Speaker - Media Trainer @D2BDofficial Ambassador Enquiries :- adam@firstartistmission.com
38

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Luke Smith Profile Image Luke Smith
Formula 1 journalist @NBCSports.
37

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Alexey Popov Profile Image Alexey Popov
Russian commentator of Formula1 & Rugby Union, Match TV Sports Show Presenter. По вопросам сотрудничества: F1Popov@inbox.ru
36

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Norberto Fontana Profile Image Norberto Fontana
Racing Driver Piloto Automovilismo. 8 Veces Campeón, 3 en Karting, 2 en Autos de Fórmula, 3 en Autos de Turismo, Ex F1 Driver. Casado con Stefania Papa de Mateo
35

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Natalie Pinkham Profile Image Natalie Pinkham
Hope and Homes for Children Patron + Campaigner https://t.co/5ggYCeuGN8 ambassador
34

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Lance Stroll Profile Image Lance Stroll
2016 Formula 3 European Champion // 2017 Formula 1 driver for Williams Martini Racing // Chasing dreams
33

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Pierre Houde Profile Image Pierre Houde
Descripteur des matchs du Canadien et de la F1 à RDS
32

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Jack Nicholls Profile Image Jack Nicholls
BBC Formula 1 Commentator
31

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Eric Boullier Profile Image Eric Boullier
30

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Javier Rubio Profile Image Javier Rubio
Quién iba a decirlo, periodista de Fórmula 1 e información del motor.Comentarista de Eurosport y columnista en El Confidencial y @Motor16. Fuerza y Honor 😉
29

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Daniil Kvyat Profile Image Daniil Kvyat
Formula 1 driver #DK26
28

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Mark   Blundell Profile Image Mark Blundell
CEO of MB Partners Sports Management Agency @MBPartners, Former F1 Driver, Le Mans 24 Hr Winner, IndyCar Winner & Bafta Award ITV F1 TV Presenter. I'm a Gooner.
27

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Leopoldo De La Rosa Profile Image Leopoldo De La Rosa
Periodista y comentarista.
26

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Marc Priestley Profile Image Marc Priestley
F1 pit crew, turned TV presenter on Discovery/ITV/SkySports #DrivingWild #GearsGreaseandGlory #F1 #FormulaE https://t.co/947UrEvM5T https://t.co/GMKBlTCJUu
25

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Alan Baldwin Profile Image Alan Baldwin
Reuters Formula One correspondent. Any views expressed are my own, not those of my employer.
24

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Tanja Bauer Profile Image Tanja Bauer
F1 Moderatorin/presenter for SKY Sport - journalist/author- #f1sky - On Instagram (f1_tanjabauer) my website: https://t.co/fmDrCNckcs
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Carmen Jorda Profile Image Carmen Jorda
Renault Sport F1 Team Development Driver | Piloto de desarrollo Renault Sport F1 Team | http://t.co/anVUXeFiNd | http://t.co/feIMl8kphs
22

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Vitaly Petrov Profile Image Vitaly Petrov
Official Twitter page of Vitaly Petrov
21

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(80)

Margot Laffite Profile Image Margot Laffite
Presentatrice #F1 Canal+ Emission V6
20

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Ben Hunt Profile Image Ben Hunt
Formula One and football journalist for The Sun. Mod scooterist and AFC Wimbledon fan. Creator of @chickenshopsLDN
19

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(81)

Jean-Eric Vergne Profile Image Jean-Eric Vergne
#jev #F1 https://t.co/cWLau3phnM https://t.co/WkGbO3mPaW
18

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Jonathan Legard Profile Image Jonathan Legard
Commentator, presenter, sports journalist
17

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Mike Gascoyne Profile Image Mike Gascoyne
Mike Gascoyne, Motorsport, Automotive and Marine Consultant, CEO of MGI Consultancy
16

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(86)

Serhan Acar Profile Image Serhan Acar
M&M aşığı, LAMP 83 Satış Grup Müdürü, Formula 1 sunucusu, elektrik mühendisi / F1' Turkish Commentator -- Kişisel hesaptır.
15

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Manu Franco Profile Image Manu Franco
Twitter oficial del enviado especial de @diarioas al Mundial de Fórmula 1. Me gusta escribir la vida...
14

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(83)

Alex Lynn Profile Image Alex Lynn
13

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Tom   Cary Profile Image Tom Cary
Cycling correspondent Telegraph. Previously F1/motorsport. Also rugby, sailing, other stuff
12

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Marc Cox Profile Image Marc Cox
McLaren Honda F1 Mechanic
11

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(93)

Anthony Davidson Profile Image Anthony Davidson
Husband & father of two: 2014 FIA World Endurance Champion: Sky Sports F1 analyst
10

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Ben Edwards Profile Image Ben Edwards
Channel 4 F1 Commentator
9

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(89)

James Roberts Profile Image James Roberts
Associate Editor for F1 Racing. At the magazine since 2007, reporting on over 100 F1 races. Copyright, mine.
8

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(94)

Sandra Baumgartner Profile Image Sandra Baumgartner
Official Reporter/Presenter for Sky Sport News Hd. Football, F1, Motorsports. On Instagram: f1sandrabaumgartner #ssnhd #f1sky #skybuli
7

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Will Stevens Profile Image Will Stevens
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀◦ Racing Driver ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀◦ Instagram : Willstevens
6

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(95)

Tabatha Valls Profile Image Tabatha Valls
F1 Press Officer: let's go racing! | Wakeboard in my free time | Always up for a laugh | If you want it, go for it: Never Give Up!
5

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(98)

William Esler Profile Image William Esler
F1, GP2 & GP3 Reporter for Sky Sports. All views here are my own not that of any company I work for.
4

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(96)

Christian Pedersen Profile Image Christian Pedersen
Husband, Dad, Action, Speed, F1, Soccer, Sailing, Passionate about Business Innovation and Enterprise ERP
3

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Oliver Rowland Profile Image Oliver Rowland
British racing driver. Renault F1 GP2. 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champion. 2011 McLaren Autosport Award winner.
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Ian Parkes Profile Image Ian Parkes
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