100 Most Influential People in Formula 1

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Like in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, we proudly present “100 Most Influential People in Formula 1”.
It’s our very own register of the most powerful and important people in the industry right now.

Contributors: Caroline Reid, David Granger, Kipras Sumskas, Thomas Spink and Harry Miltner.

A lot of opinions fly by about who still has influence in the sport. And, interestingly, WHY someone has influence here. Getting higher in Formula 1 is a gradual process and it should be thoroughly examined. We‘re hoping to capture all the power struggles among key individuals.
After the research, we published an online survey and then let our experts tweak the final results.
Click on the names or photos for short bios, and, most importantly, enjoy!

Rank Name Age Occupation Nationality Position in 2014
Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 1 Bernie Ecclestone 84 CEO, Formula 1 Management English 1
Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Singapore, Singapore # 2 Jean Todt 68 President, FIA French 2
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - F1 Testing - Day 1 - Mugello, Italy  # 3 Dietrich Mateschitz  70 Co-Founder, Red Bull Austrian
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Sakhir, Bahrain  # 4 Niki Lauda  66 Non-Executive Chairman Mercedes AMG Petronas Austrian
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Monaco Grand Prix - Sunday - Monte Carlo, Monaco  # 5 Dr. Dieter Zetsche  62 Chairman, Daimler AG German
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Day - Sakhir, Bahrain  # 6 Ron Dennis CBE  67 Chairman, McLaren Group English
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Sakhir, Bahrain  # 7 Donald Mackenzie  58 Co-Founder & MD, CVC Capital Partners Scottish
 stev koltes  # 8 Steve Koltes  57 Co-Founder & MD, CVC Capital Partners American 10 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Sao Paulo, Brazil  # 9 Dr Helmut Marko  71 Motorsport Consultant, Red Bull Austrian
Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test Two - Day 4 - Barcelona, Spain

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Sir Frank Williams  73 Founder, Williams F1 English 11
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Race Day - Yas Marina Circuit # 11 Torger Christian “Toto” Wolff  43 Executive Director at Mercedes F1 Team  Austrian  13 
 12. Paddy Lowe # 12 Paddy Lowe  53 Executive Director (Technical) at Mercedes F1  British  51 
 Ghosn # 13 Carlos Ghosn  61 CEO of Renault and Nissan  French-Lebanese-Brazilian  13
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Brazilian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Sao Paulo, Brazil # 14      Paul Hembery  49 Motorsport Director, Pirelli  English  15 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 15 Christian Horner  41 Team Principal, Red Bull Racing  English  12 
 Carlos_Slim_Helú # 16 Carlos Slim Helú  74 CEO, Telmex  Mexican  16
 DATUK WAN ZULKIFLEE 03 # 17 Datuk Wan Zulkieflee  60 President and Group CEO of Petronas  Malaysian New
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 18 Mauricio Arivabene  58 Team Principal of Ferrari F1 Team  Italian  New
 19. Charlie # 19 Charlie Whiting  63 F1 Race Director, FIA  English  18 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 20 Pasquale Lattuneddu  49 Chief of Operations, FOM  French  20
 Open forum: Mega Sporting Events - In Whose Interest?: Peter Sauber # 21 Peter Sauber  71 Owner, Sauber Motorsports  Swiss  21
 22. Vijay # 22 Vijay Mallya  59 Owner and Founder, Force India  Indian  22
 Mansour Ojjeh on the pit wall. # 23 Mansour Ojjeh  62  CEO of TAG  French/Saudi Arabian  25 
 24. Lopez # 24 Gerard Lopez  43  Chairman and Team Principal of Lotus F1 Team  Luxembourgian  26 
 25. Franz Tost # 25 Franz Tost  61  Team Principal of Scuderia Toro Rosso  Austrian  27 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 26 Lewis Hamilton  30  Driver, Mercedes F1 Team  English  53 
 27. ClaireW # 27 Claire Williams  39  Deputy Team Principal at Williams F1  English  58 
 1 (2) # 28 Gian Riccardo Marini  68  Chief Executive Officer of Rolex SA Italian 33 
 29. Monisha # 29 Monisha Kaltenborn  44  Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team  Austrian  28 
 Tata Communications announces global technology association with Formula 1ª # 30 Vinod Kumar  50  Managing Director and Tata Communications  Indian  34 
 31. Chris Aylett # 31 Chris Aylett  Chief Executive, Motorsport Industry Association  English  36 
 Shaikh Saeed # 32 Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum  56  Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline & Group  Emirati  35 
  # 33 Michael Diekmann  60  CEO, Allianz SE  German  37 
 34. Mohamed Badawy Al-Husseiny # 34 Mohamed Badawy Al-Husseiny  53  CEO and Chairman of Aabar Investments PJSC  Emirati  38 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Canadian Grand Prix - Race Day - Montreal, Canada # 35 Sergio Marchionne  62  Chairman of Ferrari  Italian  New
 36. khaldoon_khalifa_al_mubarak # 36 H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak  39  CEO, Mubadala Development  Emirati  39 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - British Grand Prix - Preparation Day - Silverstone, England # 37 Patrick Head  68  Co-Founder of Williams F1  English  New
 38. Zak # 38 Zak Brown  43  CEO of Just Marketing International (JMI)  American  59 
 39. Mahmood # 39 Mahmood al Kooheji CEO of Mumtalakat  Bahraini  42 
 40. Tilke # 40 Hermann Tilke  60 Director, Tilke GmbH  German  44 
040 Julian Jakobi # 41 Julian Jakobi  64 Chairman of CSS Stellar Group  English  45 
 Roland Krüger # 42 Roland Krüger  49  President of Infiniti  German  New
 43. Frank_Appel1 # 43 Dr. Frank Appel  53  CEO, Deutsche Post  German  40 
 Michel Boeri # 44 Michel Boeri  President, Automobile Club de Monaco  Monégasque  48 
 45. Sir Jack # 45 Sir Jackie Stewart  74  Former Driver, Ambassador of Rolex  Scottish  49 
 46. Hogan # 46 James Hogan  58  President and CEO, Etihad Airways  Australian  48 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 47 Sebastian Vettel  27  Driver, Scuderia Ferrari  German  52 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 48 Fernando Alonso  33  Driver, McLaren Honda  Spanish  55 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Indian Grand Prix - Race Day - New Delhi, India # 49 Subrata Roy  66  Founder and Chairman of Sahara India  Indian  New
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 50 Nico Rosberg  30  Driver, Mercedes AMG Petronas  German  54 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Sakhir, Bahrain # 51 Jenson Button MBE  35  Driver, McLaren Honda  English  59 
 FullSizeRender # 52 Christoph Ammann  53  Managing Director CAM Holdings GmbH  Austrian  57 
 53. Adrian # 53 Adrian Newey OBE  56  Chief Technical Officer, Red Bull Racing  English  41 
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Sepang, Malaysia # 54 Matthew Carter  41  CEO of Lotus F1 Team  English  New
 55. Vorobyev # 55 Sergey Vorobyev Deputy General Director of Russian GP  Russian  60 
 56. Jason Dial # 56 Jason Dial  President and CEO of Circuit Of The Americas  American  61 
 Michael_Tomalin_the_Group_Chief_Executive_of_NBAD # 57 Michael H. Tomalin OBE  CEO, National Bank of Abu Dhabi  British  63 
 Russian Businessmen Roman Abramovich And Boris Berezovsky Appear At Court In Oil Share Legal Battle # 58 Roman Abramovich  48  Russian business tycoon, owner of Chelsea FC  Russian  65 
 Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test Three - Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain # 59 Kimi Raikonnen  35  Driver, Scuderia Ferrari  Finnish  64 
 Matteo Bonciani # 60 Matteo Bonciani  F1 Head of Communications at FIA  Italian  68 
 gerard saillant # 61 Prof. Gerard Saillant  70  President of the FIA Institute  French  69 
 62. Shaikh Salman # 62 Shaikh Salman Bin Isa Al Khalifa  45  CEO, Bahrain International Circuit  Bahraini  70 
 63. Eugene Accora # 63 Eugene Arocca  54  CEO of Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS)  Australian  71 
 Dato Razlan copy # 64 Razlan Razali  41  CEO, Sepang International Circuit  Malaysian  72 
 65. al-tareq-al-ameri-ceo-admm-1050x700 # 65 Al Tareq Al Ameri  35  CEO of Yas Marina Circuit  Emirati  74 
 Jo Bauer # 66 Jo Bauer  Technical Delegate, FIA  German  75 
 IMGP9894 # 67 Alex Wurz  41  Head of FIA Young Driver Academy  Austrian  84 
 Francois_Dumontier # 68 François Dumontier  47  President, Octane Racing Group  Canadian  77 
 Tamas Rohonyi # 69 Tamas Rohonyi  Promoter, Brazilian Grand Prix  Hungarian  79 
 70. Carlos # 70 Carlo Boutagy  Founder of F1 FanZone  Canadian  80 
 71. Cyril # 71 Cyril Abiteboul  37  Managing Director of Renault Sport F1  French  31 
 72. sir-christopher-gent # 72 Sir Chris Gent  66  Businessman, Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline  British  81 
 guadalupe_gallery_2 # 73 Ricardo Guadalope  CEO of Hublot  Swiss  92 
 74. Carter # 74 Ian Carter  46  President Global at Operations & Development, Hilton  English  96 
 Hughes Trevennec # 75 Hughes Trevennec  F1 Director, GH Mumm  French  86 
 76. Ben van Beurden # 76 Ben van Beurden  CEO of Royal Dutch Shell  Dutch  New
 TJ_Headshot_Twitter # 77 Tony Jardine  63  MD, HPS Jardine  English  98 
 78. Barney Francis # 78 Barney Francis  43  Managing Director, Sky Sports  English  89 
 79. Eric # 79 Eric Boullier  41  Racing Director, McLaren F1  French  New
 80. Katja # 80 Katja Heim  55  CEO, KHP Consulting  German  94 
 81. Luca # 81 Luca Montezemolo  65  President of Confindustria  Italian  3 
Lynden Swainston (GBR) LSA. Italian Grand Prix, Saturday 7th September 2013. Monza Italy. # 82 Lynden Swainston  Director, Lynden Swainston Assosciates  English  89 
 83.sonia-irvine_0 # 83 Sonia Irvine  Founder, Amber Lounge  Irish  87 
Gary Carey, Global Sponsorship Director, Johnnie Walker. Photography by Tim Bishop Contact: +44 7776 187123 # 84 Gary Carey  Global Sponsorship Director, Johnnie Walker  English  88 
 Formula One World Championship # 85 Colin Syn  Deputy Chairman, Singapore GP Pte Ltd  Singaporean  95 
 86. Brundle # 86 Martin Brundle  55  Expert Analyst at Sky Sports  English  96 
 87. Patrick Allen # 87 Patrick Allen  MD of Silverstone  English  New
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - United States Grand Prix - Race Day - Austin, USA # 88 Damon Hill OBE  54 Sky Sports presenter  English  New
 Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 4 - Jerez, Spain # 89 James Allison  47 Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari  English  New
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA # 90 David Coulthard  44 Consultant, Red Bull  British  New
 91. Thomas Riedel # 91 Thomas Riedel  57 CEO of Riedel Communications  German  New
 92. Robin Fenwick # 92 Robin Fenwick  35 Executive Director of Right Formula  English  New
 gceo-banner # 93 Chua Sock Koong  59 CEO, SingTel  Singaporean  73 
 Grand Prix Ball # 94 James Allen  48 Journalist; blogger at jamesallenonF1.com  English  96 
 95. Zsolt Gyulay # 95 Zsolt Gyulay  50 President and CEO of Hungaroring  Hungarian  New
 Oliver Bauss # 96 Oliver Bauss  52 Managing Partner at RTV Film & Television  German  New
 Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Belgian Grand Prix - Race Day - Spa Francorchamps, Belgium # 97 Michiel Mol  45 Director and Co-Owner of Force India F1  Dutch  New
 98. Michael Roche # 98 Michael Roche Executive Director of Singapore GP  British  New
 99. Andre Maes # 99 Andre Maes  64 General Manager of Spa Grand Prix  Belgian  New
 100. Eddie # 100 Eddie Jordan OBE  67  Formula 1 analyst for BBC  Irish  85 

Paddock magazine’s
100 Most Influential People In Formula 1




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