2021 Formula 1 Power List

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The 2021 Formula 1 power list is here.  Paddock magazine presents its tenth 100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 list. It’s our very own annual register of the most powerful people in the industry.

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Since 2010 Paddock magazine, Formula 1’s business & lifestyle monthly, had compiled an annual list of the most powerful people in Formula 1. Places are allocated based on the amount of human, managerial and financial resources that they have sway over, as well as their influence on the sport.

To determine the ranking, we considered more than 200 of the most influential players in Formula 1, and we evaluated their influence by using metrics in four major areas: economic power, command, newsworthiness, and impact — a subjective measure that captures how important they are in their respective positions.

We’ve gathered a team of experts of the racing business for this occasion: after a lot of research, the team sent an online survey for motorsport professionals, and then tweaked the final results.

The 2021 Formula 1 Power list is fully searchable by name, country, occupation, age, etc… Click on the names or photos for full bios, and most importantly, enjoy!

1.No changeGreg Maffei

1 Greg Maffei
President and CEO
Liberty MediaUSA60
2.NewStefano Domenicali

President and CEOFormula 1Italy56
3.UpJean Todt

jean todt
4.No changeOla Kaellenius

Ola kaellenius
Chairman of the Board of ManagementDaimler AGSweden51
5.UpJohn Elkann

John Elkann
Chairman and CEOEXOR, StellantisUSA45
6.DownDietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz
Managing DirectorRed Bull GmbHAustria76
7.UpLawrence Stroll

Lawrence Stroll
Executive ChairmanAston Martin LagondaCanada61
8.NewLuca di Meo

Luca de Meo
Chairman and CEOGroupe RenaultItaly53
9.UpMattia Binotto

Mattia Binotto
Team PrincipalScuderia FerrariItaly51
10.DownToto Wolff

toto wolff
Team Principal and CEOMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamAustria49
11.DownRoss Brawn

Ross Brawn
Managing Director of Motor SportsFormula 1UK66
12.UpLewis Hamilton

lewis hamilton
DriverMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUK36
13.UpZak Brown

Zak Brown
CEOMcLaren RacingUSA49
14.NewCarlos Tavares

Carlos Tavares
15.UpHelmut Marko

helmut marko
ConsultantRed Bull GmbHAustria78
16.UpGene Haas

gene haas
OwnerHaas F1 Team, Haas AutomotiveUSA68
17.DownChristian Horner

christian horner
Team PrincipalRed Bull RacingUK47
18.NewLaurent Rossi

Laurent Rossi
19.NewSultan Ojjeh

DirectorMcLaren GroupFrance29
20.NewToshihiro Mibe

toshikiro mibe
CEO and PresidentHondaJapan58
21.UpPrince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

prince salman
Crown PrinceKingdom of BahrainBahrain51
22.No changeOtmar Szafnauer

Otmar Szafnauer
CEO and Team PrincipalAston Martin F1 TeamRomania56
23.No changeGuenther Steiner

Guenther Steiner
Team PrincipalHaas F1 TeamItaly56
24.UpMax Verstappen

Max Verstappen
DriverRed Bull RacingNetherlands23
25.UpFrédéric Vasseur

frederic vasseur
Team Principal and CEOAlfa Romeo RacingFrance52
26.NewMike Elliott

mike elliott
Technical DirectorMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUK46
27.DownChase Carey

chase carey
Non-Executive ChairmanFormula 1USA67
28.UpCharles Leclerc

charles leclerc
DriverScuderia FerrariMonaco23
29.NewBrian Humphries

brian humphries
30.NewHywel Thomas

hywel thomas
Managing DirectorMercedes-Benz AMG HPPUK49
31.DownJean-Frédéric Dufour

Jean-Frederic Dufour
32.UpSir Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart
Brand AmbassadorRolexScotland81
33.UpRobin Fenwick

robin fenwick
CEORight FormulaUK41
34.DownSheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Sheikh Ahmed
CEOEmirates GroupUAE62
35.UpFranz Tost

franz tost
Team PrincipalScuderia AlphaTauriAustria65
36.NewDolf Van Den Brink

dolf van den brink
CEO and ChairmanHeinekenNetherlands48
37.UpAndreas Seidl

andreas seidl
Team PrincipalMcLaren RacingGermany45
38.UpFrank Appel

frank appel
CEO and ChairmanDeutsche Post DHL GroupGermany59
39.UpCarlos Slim Helú

carlos slim helu
CEOTelmexAmérica Móvil, and Grupo CarsoMexico81
40.NewAmin H. Nasser

amin nasser
CEO and PresidentAramcoSaudi Arabia61
41.UpMichel Boeri

Michel Boeri
PresidentAutomobile Club De MonacoMonaco79
42.DownSebastian Vettel

sebastian vettel
DriverAston Martin F1 TeamGermany33
43.NewAlexey Titov

alexey titov
Executive DirectorRosGonkiRussia41
44.UpMasashi Yamamoto

masashi yamamoto
Managing DirectorHonda F1Japan57
45.UpValtteri Bottas

valtteri bottas
DriverMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamFinland31
46.UpStuart Pringle

stuart pringle
Managing DirectorSilverstone CircuitsUK45
47.DownSacha Woodward Hill

sacha woodward hill
General CounselFormula 1UK52
48.NewPaul Walsh

paul walsh
Executive ChairmanMcLaren GroupUK66
49.UpBobby Epstein

bobby epstein
ChairmanCircuit of the AmericasUSA61
50.NewJacek Olczak

jacek olczak
CEOPhilip Morris InternationalPoland56
51.NewTengku Muhammad Taufik

tengku taufik
President and CEOPetronasMalaysia46
52.UpDuncan Llowarch

duncan llowarch
Chief Financial OfficerFormula 1UK53
53.Re-entryFernando Alonso

fernando alonso
DriverAlpine F1 TeamSpain39
54.NewKhaldoon Al Mubarak

khaldoon al mubarak
CEO and Managing DirectorMubadalaUAE46
55.UpIan Holmes

Director of Media RightsFormula 1UK54
56.DownBernie Ecclestone

bernie ecclestone
Chairman EmeritusFormula 1UK90
57.NewPrince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal

prince khalid
PresidentSaudi Automobile & Motorcycle FederationSaudi Arabia48
58.UpKimi Räikkönen

kimi raikkonen
DriverAlfa Romeo RacingFinland41
59.UpBen Pincus

ben pincus
Director, Commercial PartnershipsFormula 1UK52
60.UpHermann Tilke

hermann tilke
Director and PartnerTilke GmbHGermany66
61.NewJost Capito

jost capito
CEOWilliams RacingGermany62
62.NewMarcin Budkowski

marcin budkowski
Executive DirectorAlpine F1 TeamPoland44
63.UpAdrian Newey

adrian newey
Chief Technical OfficerRed Bull RacingUK62
64.NewTobias Moers

tobias moers
CEOAston Martin LagondaGermany55
65.NewDmitry Mazepin

dmitry mazepin
Owner and ChairmanUralchemRussia53
66.UpEllie Norman

ellie norman
Director of MarketingFormula 1UK40
67.UpSheikh Salman bin Isa al Khalifa

sheikh Salman
CEOBahrain International CircuitBahrain51
68.UpAlejandro Agag

Alejandro Agag
CEOFormula ESpain51
69.UpDaniel Ricciardo

daniel Ricciardo
DriverMcLaren RacingAustralia31
70.UpRob Thomas

COOMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUK53
71.DownDavid Coulthard

TV Presenter, Brand AmbassadorWhisper TVUK50
72.NewRicardo Nunes

ricardo nunes
MayorSão PauloBrazil53
73.UpMartin Brundle

martin brundle
Expert AnalystSky SportsUK62
74.DownRon Meadows

ron meadows
Sporting DirectorMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUK57
75.Re-entryNico Rosberg

nico rosberg
TV PresenterSky Sports & RTLMonaco35
76.UpKeith Bruce

keith bruce
PresidentF1 ExperiencesUSA55
77.NewJan Lammers

jan lammers
Sporting DirectorDutch Grand PrixNetherlands64
78.NewCarlos Sainz Jr

carlos sainz
DriverScuderia FerrariSpain26
79.UpJames Allen

james allen
PresidentMotorsport NetworkUK54
80.UpAnthony Indaimo

anthony indaimo
PartnerWithers WorldwideUK57
81.NewJefferson Slack

jefferson slack
Managing Director CommercialAston Martin F1 TeamUSA57
82.NewDavide Brivio

davide brivio
Sporting DirectorAlpine F1 TeamItaly56
83.NewIgnacio Rueda

ignacio rueda
Sporting DirectorScuderia FerrariSpain42
84.NewLance Stroll

lance stroll
DriverAston Martin F1 TeamCanada22
85.UpKate Beavan

kate beavan
Global Director, Hospitality & ExperincesFormula 1UK53
86.NewJock Clear

jock clear
Head of Race ActivitiesScuderia FerrariUK57
87.NewJames Matthews

james matthews
CEOEden Rock GroupUK45
88.NewBernard Looney

bernard looney
CEOBP CastrolIreland51
89. NewSergio Perez

sergio perez
DriverRed Bull RacingMexico31
90.UpRob Marshall

rob marshall
Chief Engineering OfficerRed Bull RacingUK53
91.NewSir Jim Ratcliffe

sir jim ratcliffe
Chairman and CEOIneosUK68
92.UpEnrico Zanarini

enrico zanarini
Founder and CEOMedia & Sport ManagementItaly68
93.NewDaniel Obajtek

daniel obajtek
PresidentPKN OrlenPoland45
94.Re-entryYath Gangakumaran

yath gangakumaran
Director, Strategy and Business DevelopmentFormula 1UK32
95.DownMario Isola

Head of Formula 1 and Car RacingPirelli TyreItaly51
96.DownJames Key

james key
Executive Director, TechnicalMcLaren RacingUK49
97.DownChloe Targett-Adams

chloe targett adams
Global Director of Race PromotionFormula 1UK39
98.NewAndrea Stella

andrea stella
Racing DirectorMcLaren RacingItaly50
99. Re-entryAlain Prost

alain prost
Special AdvisorAlpine F1 TeamFrance66
100.NewLando Norris

lando norris
DriverMcLaren RacingUK21

The ones to watch:

1.Benedetto Vigna

2.Nicolas Todt

FounderAll Road ManagementFrance43
3.Luca Furbatto

Engineering DirectorAston Martin F1 TeamItaly50
4.Andreas Weissenbacher

CEOBest Water TechnologyAustria61
5.Christiano Fiorio

Senior Vice President -MarketingStellantisItaly49
6.Ahmet Mercan

7.Tom Garfinkel

Managing PartnerMiami Grand PrixUSA52
8.Mohammed Ben Sulayem

Presidential CandidateFIAUAE59

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