2023 Formula 1 Power List

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The 2023 Formula 1 power list is here. Paddock magazine presents its 12th 100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 list. It’s our annual register of the most influential people in the industry.

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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.

This list is entertaining to read—subjective yet entertaining and fun to debate.

Zak Brown
CEO, McLaren Racing

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

Find out who’s hot, who’s not, and who’s new! In the words of Mark Hughes, who has helped us with the list many times: “The Top 100 is always eagerly awaited in the paddock. Everyone in Formula 1 has an ego, and those on the list are keen to remain on it, whilst those not want to get in.” Zak Brown, who has been a contributor more than once, said, “This list is entertaining to read—subjective yet entertaining and fun to debate”.

The 2023 Formula 1 Power list is fully searchable by name, country, occupation, age, etc.… Click on the names or photos for full bios, additional information, and, most importantly, enjoy!

1.No changeGreg Maffei

maffei, greg
President and CEO
Liberty MediaUSA64
2.No changeStefano Domenicali

Domenicali, stefano
President and CEOFormula 1Italy57
3.UpOla Kaellenius

kaellenius, ola
Chairman of the Board of ManagementDaimler AGSweden53
4.UpJohn Elkann

elkann, john
Chairman and CEOEXOR, StellantisItaly46
5.UpLawrence Stroll

Stroll, lawrence
Owner and ChairmanAston Martin F1 Team and Aston MartinCanada63
6.UpBenedetto Vigna

vigna, benedetto
7.UpChristian Horner

horner, christian
Team Principal and CEORed Bull RacingUnited Kingdom49
8.UpToto Wolff

wolff, toto
Team Principal and CEOMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamAustria51
9.DownLuca de Meo

de meo, luca
CEORenault SAItaly55
10.NewFinn Rausing

rausing, finn
Co-OwnerSauber Group and Tetra LavalSweden67
11.UpSir Lewis Hamilton

hamilton, lewis
DriverMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUnited Kingdom38
12.NewMohammed Ben Sulayem

ben sulayem, mohammed
PresidentFIAUnited Arab Emirates61
13.UpMax Verstappen

verstappen, max
DriverRed Bull RacingNetherlands25
14.No changeCarlos Tavares

tavares, carlos
15.UpZak Brown

brown, zak
CEOMcLaren RacingUSA51
16.DownDr Helmut Marko

marko, helmut
Motorsport ConsultantRed Bull RacingAustria79
17.DownGene Haas

haas, gene
OwnerHaas F1 Team and Haas AutomationUSA70
18.UpSir Jim Ratcliffe

ratcliffe, jim
Chairman and CEOIneosUnited Kingdom70
19.UpFrederic Vasseur

vasseur, frederic
Team Principal & General ManagerFerrariFrance54
20.UpPrince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

prince hamad
Crown PrinceKingdom of BahrainBahrain53
21.DownLaurent Rossi

rossi, laurent
CEO and ChairmanAlpineFrance47
22.UpCarlos Slim Helu

slim helu, carlos
CEOTelmex and Grupo CarsoMexico83
23.NewBrandon Snow

snow, brandon
Managing Director CommercialFormula 1USA51
24.UpChase Carey

carey, chase
Non-Executive ChairmanFormula 1USA69
25.UpAdrian Newey

newey, adrian
Chief Technical OfficerRed Bull RacingUnited Kingdom64
26.UpRobin Fenwick

fenwick, robin
CEORight FormulaUnited Kingdom43
27.DownOtmar Szafnauer

szafnauer, otmar
Team PrincipalAlpine F1 TeamUSA/Romania58
28.NewMatthew Savage

savage, matthew
Chairman/Co-FounderDorilton GroupUSA58
29.DownGuenther Steiner

steiner, guenther
Team PrincipalHaas F1 TeamItaly57
30.NewAmin Nasser

nasser, amin
President and CEOAramcoSaudi Arabia63
31.UpFranz Tost

tost, franz
Team PrincipalScuderia AlphaTauriAustria67
32.UpMichel Boeri

boeri, michel
PresidentAutomobile Club de MonacoMonaco81
33.DownCharles Leclerc

leclerc, charles
DriverScuderia FerrariMonaco25
34.NewMichael Andretti

andretti, michael
OwnerAndretti AutosportUSA60
35.DownJean-Frederic Dufour

dufour, jean-frederic
36.UpAndreas Seidl

seidl, andreas
CEOSauber GroupGermany47
37.DownSir Jackie Stewart

stewart, jackie
Former Driver, Rolex AmbassadorRolexUnited Kingdom83
38.NewMike Krack

krack, mike
Team PrincipalAston Martin F1 TeamLuxembourg50
39.DownDolf Van Den Brink

CEO and ChairmanHeineken InternationalNetherlands50
40.DownSultan Ojjeh

DirectorMcLaren GroupFrance31
41.UpSergio Perez

DriverRed Bull RacingMexico33
42.UpSacha Woodward Hill

General CouncilFormula 1United Kingdom54
43.UpPaul Walsh

Executive ChairmanMcLaren GroupUnited Kingdom68
44.NewKris Marszalek

Co-Founder and CEOCrypto.comPoland47
45.UpOng Beng Seng

Rights OwnerSingapore Grand PrixSingapore79
46.NewSafra Ada Katz

47.NewGiovanni Tronchetti Provera

SVP Prestige and MotorsportPirelliItaly40
48.NewAlessandro Alunni Bravi

Managing DirectorSauber GroupItaly48
49.UpTengku Muhammad Taufik

President and CEOPetronasMalaysia48
50.NewAdam Selipsky

CEOAmazon Web ServicesUSA56
51.UpAndrea Stella

Team PrincipalMcLaren RacingItaly52
52.UpDuncan Llowarch

Chief Financial OfficerFormula 1United Kingdom55
53.UpFernando Alonso

DriverAston Martin F1 TeamSpain41
54.UpKhaldoon Al Mubarak

ChairmanMubadala and ADMMUnited Arab Emirates48
55.NewYang Yuanqing

56.NewJahm Najafi

ChairmanThe Najafi CompaniesUSA59
57.DownIan Holmes

Director of Media RightsFormula 1United Kingdom56
58.NewRenee Wilm

CEOLas Vegas Grand PrixUSA46
59.DownPrince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal

PresidentSaudi Automobile & Motorcycle FederationSaudi Arabia50
60.NewGeorge Russell

DriverMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUnited Kingdom25
61.UpSheikh Salman bin Isa al Khalifa

CEOBahrain International CircuitBahrain53
62.UpRob Thomas

COOMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUnited Kingdom55
63.UpDavid Coulthard

Former Driver, Presenter, Brand AmbassadorRed Bull Racing and WhisperUnited Kingdom52
64.NewPierfrancesco Vago

Executive ChairmanMSC CruisesItaly62
65.DownHermann Tilke

PartnerTilke Engineers & ArchitectsGermany68
66.UpJan Lammers

Sporting DirectorDutch Grand PrixNetherlands66
67.UpCarlos Sainz Jr

DriverScuderia FerrariSpain28
68.DownStuart Pringle

Managing DirectorSilverstone CircuitsUnited Kingdom47
69.UpJefferson Slack

Managing Director CommercialAston Martin F1 TeamUSA59
70.NewSusie Wolff

Managing DirectorF1 AcademyUnited Kingdom40
71.UpJock Clear

Head of Race ActivitiesFerrariUnited Kingdom59
72.UpKeith Bruce

PresidentF1 ExperiencesUSA57
73.NewJames Gay-Rees

ProducerBox To Box FilmsUnited Kingdom56
74.NewJosep Lluis Santamaria

General ManagerCircuit de CatalunyaSpain51
75.UpJames Matthews

CEOEden Rock GroupUnited Kingdom47
76.UpChloe Targett-Adams

Global Director of Race PromotionsFormula 1United Kingdom41
77.UpRob Marshall

Chief Engineering OfficerRed Bull RacingUnited Kingdom55
78.NewStephen Ross

OwnerMiami DolphinsUSA82
79.UpHerbie Blash

Permanent Senior AdvisorFormula 1United Kingdom74
80.DownMike Elliott

Technical DirectorMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUnited Kingdom48
81.NewMarc Benioff

Co-Founder and ChairmanSalesforceUSA58
82.DownBobby Epstein

ChairmanCircuit of the AmericasUSA63
83.UpLando Norris

DriverMcLaren RacingUnited Kingdom23
84.NewJames Vowles

Team PrincipalWilliams RacingUnited Kingdom43
85.NewSteve Nielsen

Sporting DirectorFIAUnited Kingdom58
86.NewNicolas Todt

CEOAll Road ManagementFrance45
87.NewAneel Bhusri

Co-Founder and ChairmanWorkdayUSA57
88.DownValtteri Bottas

DriverAlfa Romeo F1 TeamFinland33
89. UpLuke Organ

Managing Director CommercialRight FormulaUnited Kingdom38
90.UpEnrico Zanarini

PresidentMedia & Sport ManagementItaly70
91.DownAnthony Indaimo

PartnerWithers WorldwideUnited Kingdom59
92.DownHywel Thomas

Managing DirectorMercedes-Benz AMG HPPTUnited Kingdom51
93.NewAlejandro Soberon

President and CEOMexican Grand PrixMexico62
94.DownToshihiro Mibe

CEO and PresidentHonda Motor CompanyJapan61
95.DownJames Allen

PresidentMotorsport NetworkUnited Kingdom54
96.NewJonathan Licht

Managing DirectorSky SportsUnited Kingdom49
97.DownLance Stroll

DriverAston Martin F1 TeamCanada24
98.NewClive Bowen

Founder & DirectorApex Circuit DesignUnited Kingdom58
99. DownRon Meadows

Sporting DirectorMercedes-AMG Petronas F1 TeamUnited Kingdom59
100.NewPat Fry

Chief Technical OfficerAlpine F1 TeamUnited Kingdom59

The ones to watch:

1.Jonny Dodge

CEOGP ManagementUnited Kingdom40
2.Pierre Gasly

DriverAlpine F1 TeamFrance27
3.Tom Littlechild

Global Head of BrandFormula 1United Kingdom41
4.Martin Whitmarsh

CEOAston Martin Performance TechnologiesUnited Kingdom65
5.Kevin Magnussen

DriverHaas F1 TeamDenmark30
6.Arne Freundt

7.Amaury Bertholome

CEOCircuit de Spa-FrancorchampsBelgium36
8.Will Buxton

Digital PresenterFormula 1United Kingdom42

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