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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.

Our F1 insiders 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 Wednesday. If you believe you fit the criteria (or you know a leader who could), you can add yourself by clicking the “join” button. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

Follow these F1 insiders to keep up with trends. You will also learn what resources they use to stay in the know.

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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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Jenson Button Profile Image Jenson Button
McLaren Honda racing driver #thejourneyisthereward #Likeakidinacandyshop #JB22 instagram https://t.co/l3cx1d11lU
98

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Nico Rosberg Profile Image Nico Rosberg
97

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Mark Webber Profile Image Mark Webber
96

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(6)

Juan Pablo Montoya Profile Image Juan Pablo Montoya
Verizon Team Penske driver. Race winner in F1, Indycar, NASCAR, CART, and Grand-AM.
95

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David Coulthard Profile Image David Coulthard
94

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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. Petrolhead central
93

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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
92

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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
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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(13)

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
89

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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.
88

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(14)

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
87

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(15)

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
86

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Lee McKenzie Profile Image Lee McKenzie
F1, Olympics, Paralympics, Wimbledon, 6Nations, Equestrian https://t.co/LGpOVQJXGn FB https://t.co/uXQBE8LUNM Contact: https://t.co/bbuRd2VIsZ
85

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Sergio Pérez Profile Image Sergio Pérez
F1 Driver | #VJM10 | Force India Formula One Team | The best is yet to come! Never give up. https://t.co/FPsUKXeKXy https://t.co/mbNvoHxKBV
84

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Narain Karthikeyan Profile Image Narain Karthikeyan
83

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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
82

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(20)

Esteban Gutierrez Profile Image Esteban Gutierrez
@FIAformulaE Mexican Racing Driver for @TecheetahFE team #eGuti Instagram @EstebanGtz / Facebook: https://t.co/EloijhkBjr
81

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(21)

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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(24)

Kimi Raikonnen Profile Image Kimi Raikonnen
Unofficial Kimi Raikonnen news & updates. Powered by @MotorTweets
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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(22)

Daniel Ricciardo Profile Image Daniel Ricciardo
Formula 1 driver from Australia. I drive cars. Fast. https://t.co/qYhn74DGfS - Brand, News & Live Race Updates: @ricciardo
77

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Valtteri Bottas Profile Image Valtteri Bottas
F1 Driver for @MercedesAMGF1. Love going fast, my E, family, friends and outdoors! https://t.co/RM2AqzEInF FB & IG: @valtteribottas #VB77
76

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Michael Schumacher Profile Image Michael Schumacher
75

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Felipe Massa Profile Image Felipe Massa
Brazilian formula One racing driver currently driving for Williams #fm19 #felipemassa2015 Instagram: @massafelipe19
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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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
72

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(33)

Will Buxton Profile Image Will Buxton
Twitter page of motor racing journalist & broadcaster, Will Buxton. For the avoidance of doubt, opinions are mine alone.
71

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(34)

Stoffel Vandoorne Profile Image Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren-Honda Formula 1 driver || https://t.co/re5ByuynZT || #SV2
70

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(29)

Nico Hülkenberg Profile Image Nico Hülkenberg
The Official Page of F1 Driver and Le Mans Winner Nico Hulkenberg
69

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(32)

Carlos   Sainz Profile Image Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz Jr's new official account is @Carlossainz55. Kindly follow him there. @sukato, a fan, wanted to help him and protect the username from trolls
68

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(28)

Eliseo Salazar Profile Image Eliseo Salazar
Formula 1, Indycar, Le Mans, Dakar and World Rally Championship race car driver. Instagram eliseosalazar
67

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(39)

Esteban Ocon Profile Image Esteban Ocon
Formula 1 Driver For @ForceIndiaF1. #MercedesJunior. Official Page. #EO31
66

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(35)

Suzi Perry Profile Image Suzi Perry
Not Katy's sister 😉 Broadcaster & Journalist. Governed by instinct. Insta Suziperry100 - Work @CrownMediaMgt @CarverPR
65

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(36)

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

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(44)

Pascal Wehrlein Profile Image Pascal Wehrlein
63

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(37)

Jean-Eric Vergne Profile Image Jean-Eric Vergne
@FIAformulaE driver for @TecheetahFE & @FIAWEC with @ManorWEC #JEV25 #JEV #JeanEricVergne https://t.co/cWLau3GSMm https://t.co/WkGbO3Eqzw
62

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(38)

Alexander Rossi Profile Image Alexander Rossi
|..Made in USA..| Andretti Autosport @Honda IndyCar Driver. 2016 Indy 500 Champion. TAG Heuer Ambassador #JB17
61

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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 ☝
60

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(48)

Jolyon Palmer Profile Image Jolyon Palmer
Renault Sport F1 Driver. 2014 GP2 Champion
59

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(41)

Kevin Magnussen Profile Image Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team Driver #OneTarget #NeverGiveUpOnTheDream
58

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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
57

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Daniil Kvyat Profile Image Daniil Kvyat
If you're searching for the F1 driver Daniil Kvyat, his new username is @kvyatofficial. (protect the username from trolls)
56

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(53)

Luis Manuel López Profile Image Luis Manuel López
Formula 1 Formula E @ FoxSports UnoTV Radio Fórmula Automotive journalist. Contacto: [email protected]
55

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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
54

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Fernando Tornello Profile Image Fernando Tornello
Relator de Fórmula 1 y Fórmula E por Fox Sports
53

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Jennie   Gow Profile Image Jennie Gow
Broadcaster, Journalists & Presenter. BBC 5 Live F1 - ESPN F1. Enquiries: @TongueTT
52

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James Allen Profile Image James Allen
Formula 1 broadcaster and journalist
51

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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.
50

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Pedro De La Rosa Profile Image Pedro De La Rosa
Racing Driver and frustrated cyclist
49

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(50)

Mark   Gallagher Profile Image Mark Gallagher
Usually Public Speaking, Broadcasting @bbc5live, Writing or Racing. Often to be found at airports #F1
48

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(56)

Marcus Ericsson Profile Image Marcus Ericsson
Official twitter of the Swedish Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson.
47

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(55)

Max Chilton Profile Image Max Chilton
British IndyCar Driver for Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing || F1 Driver 2013-2014 ||Guinness World Record Holder || Love Sport & Cars || Crown Management
46

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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
45

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(54)

Julien FEBREAU Profile Image Julien FEBREAU
Journaliste & Commentateur F1 pour CANAL+ / Formula 1 Journalist & TV Commentator for CANAL+
44

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(59)

Stefan Johansson Profile Image Stefan Johansson
Former F1 Driver, LMP & GT cars, Driver Manager, Designer & Painter. // https://t.co/h7mKCZPBFT
43

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(93)

Anthony Davidson Profile Image Anthony Davidson
Husband & father of two: 2014 FIA World Endurance Champion: Sky Sports F1 analyst
42

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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: [email protected]
41

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(60)

Rachel Brookes Profile Image Rachel Brookes
Instagram:- rachelbrookes Sky Sports & Sky Sports News - Cricket & F1. Speaker - Media Trainer @D2BDofficial Ambassador Enquiries :- [email protected]
40

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(61)

Johnny Herbert Profile Image Johnny Herbert
Ex F1 Driver and Sky Sports analyst
39

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(63)

Natalie Pinkham Profile Image Natalie Pinkham
Hope and Homes for Children Patron + Campaigner https://t.co/5ggYCeuGN8 ambassador
38

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(64)

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.
37

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Eric Boullier Profile Image Eric Boullier
36

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(62)

Jack Nicholls Profile Image Jack Nicholls
BBC Formula 1 Commentator | FIA Formula E | London 12 | Sochi 14 | Rio 16 | Pyeongchang 18
35

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(65)

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 😉
34

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(71)

Alan Baldwin Profile Image Alan Baldwin
Reuters Formula One correspondent. Any views expressed are my own, not those of my employer.
33

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(68)

Luke Smith Profile Image Luke Smith
Formula 1 and motorsports journalist writing for @NBCSports and @CRASH_NET. @UCL grad.
32

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Alexey Popov Profile Image Alexey Popov
Russian commentator of Formula1 & Rugby Union, Match TV Sports Show Presenter. Instagram: PopovF1 По вопросам сотрудничества: [email protected]
31

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Marc Priestley Profile Image Marc Priestley
#F1 pit crew, turned TV presenter on Discovery/SkySports/Channel5 & #FormulaE YouTube. https://t.co/947UrEvM5T / https://t.co/GMKBlTCJUu
30

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(67)

Vitaly Petrov Profile Image Vitaly Petrov
Official Twitter page of Vitaly Petrov
29

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(84)

Alex Lynn Profile Image Alex Lynn
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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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
26

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Rio Haryanto Profile Image Rio Haryanto
Indonesian F1 Driver 2016 with Manor Racing Instagram: @rharyantoracing [email protected]
25

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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
24

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Felipe Nasr Profile Image Felipe Nasr
Official Twitter of the Brazilian F1 driver Felipe Nasr https://t.co/ceY191dBu3
23

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(75)

Jonathan Legard Profile Image Jonathan Legard
Commentator, presenter, sports journalist
22

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(76)

Margot Laffite Profile Image Margot Laffite
Presentatrice #F1 Canal+ #FormulaOne / V6
21

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(78)

Tom   Cary Profile Image Tom Cary
Cycling correspondent Telegraph. Previously F1/motorsport. Also rugby, sailing, other stuff
20

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(79)

Lance Stroll Profile Image Lance Stroll
2016 Formula 3 European Champion // 2017 Formula 1 driver for Williams Martini Racing // Chasing dreams
19

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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
18

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(81)

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"
17

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(85)

Leopoldo De La Rosa Profile Image Leopoldo De La Rosa
Periodista y cronista. Forma parte de medios electrónicos e impresos desde 1986.Actualmente colabora en Claro Sports y Marca Claro.
16

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(82)

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

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Marc Cox Profile Image Marc Cox
McLaren-Honda #F1 Mechanic for Fernando Alonso | Black and Orange, Black and Orange | https://t.co/HSAj4rNCZk
14

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Pierre Houde Profile Image Pierre Houde
Descripteur des matchs du Canadien et de la F1 à RDS
13

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(83)

James Roberts Profile Image James Roberts
Associate Editor for F1 Racing magazine. Joined the mag ten years ago and have reported on over 100 grands prix since 2004.
12

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(90)

Ben Edwards Profile Image Ben Edwards
Channel 4 F1 Commentator
11

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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...
10

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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
9

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Mike Gascoyne Profile Image Mike Gascoyne
Mike Gascoyne, Motorsport, Automotive, Aerospace and Marine Consultant, CEO of MGI Consultancy, Public Speaking and Team Building. Speaking enquires to @nmplive
8

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(94)

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!
7

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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.
6

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Will Stevens Profile Image Will Stevens
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀◦ Racing Driver ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀◦ Instagram : Willstevens
5

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Sandra Baumgartner Profile Image Sandra Baumgartner
Official Reporter/Presenter for Sky Sport News Hd. Football, F1, Motorsports. On Instagram: f1sandrabaumgartner #ssnhd #f1sky #skybuli
4

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(98)

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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Ian Parkes Profile Image Ian Parkes
2

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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.
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