15. Niki Lauda | Non-executive Chairman, Mercedes-Benz
|Position last year: 13|
|Bio: Racing legend, who sadly past away.|
Well respected at Mercedes AMG Petronas and a key influencer with both drivers, his experience as a racer and latterly in a management role means he is a highly-valued member of the team.
He was also a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari and team manager of the Jaguar Formula 1 racing team for two years. He is currently working as a pundit for German TV during Grand Prix weekends and acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. Lauda owned 10% of the team.