2021 Formula 1 Power List


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!

Rank Change Name Occupation Company Country Age
1. No change Greg Maffei

1 Greg Maffei

President and CEO Liberty Media USA 60
2. New Stefano Domenicali

President and CEO Formula 1 Italy 56
3. Up Jean Todt

jean todt

President FIA France 75
4. No change Ola Kaellenius

Ola kaellenius

Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG Sweden 51
5. Up John Elkann

John Elkann

Chairman and CEO EXOR, Stellantis USA 45
6. Down Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz

Managing Director Red Bull GmbH Austria 76
7. Up Lawrence Stroll

Lawrence Stroll

Executive Chairman Aston Martin Lagonda Canada 61
8. New Luca di Meo

Luca de Meo

Chairman and CEO Groupe Renault Italy 53
9. Up Mattia Binotto

Mattia Binotto

Team Principal Scuderia Ferrari Italy 51
10. Down Toto Wolff

toto wolff

Team Principal and CEO Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Austria 49
11. Down Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn

Managing Director of Motor Sports Formula 1 UK 66
12. Up Lewis Hamilton

lewis hamilton

Driver Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team UK 36
13. Up Zak Brown

Zak Brown

CEO McLaren Racing USA 49
14. New Carlos Tavares

Carlos Tavares

CEO Stellantis Portugal 62
15. Up Helmut Marko

helmut marko

Consultant Red Bull GmbH Austria 78
16. Up Gene Haas

gene haas

Owner Haas F1 Team, Haas Automotive USA 68
17. Down Christian Horner

christian horner

Team Principal Red Bull Racing UK 47
18. New Laurent Rossi

Laurent Rossi

CEO Alpine France 45
19. New Sultan Ojjeh

Director McLaren Group France 29
20. New Toshihiro Mibe

toshikiro mibe

CEO and President Honda Japan 58
21. Up Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

prince salman

Crown Prince Kingdom of Bahrain Bahrain 51
22. No change Otmar Szafnauer

Otmar Szafnauer

CEO and Team Principal Aston Martin F1 Team Romania 56
23. No change Guenther Steiner

Guenther Steiner

Team Principal Haas F1 Team Italy 56
24. Up Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

Driver Red Bull Racing Netherlands 23
25. Up Frédéric Vasseur

frederic vasseur

Team Principal and CEO Alfa Romeo Racing France 52
26. New Mike Elliott

mike elliott

Technical Director Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team UK 46
27. Down Chase Carey

chase carey

Non-Executive Chairman Formula 1 USA 67
28. Up Charles Leclerc

charles leclerc

Driver Scuderia Ferrari Monaco 23
29. New Brian Humphries

brian humphries

CEO Cognizant UK 46
30. New Hywel Thomas

hywel thomas

Managing Director Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP UK 49
31. Down Jean-Frédéric Dufour

Jean-Frederic Dufour

CEO Rolex Switzerland 53
32. Up Sir Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart

Brand Ambassador Rolex Scotland 81
33. Up Robin Fenwick

robin fenwick

CEO Right Formula UK 41
34. Down Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Sheikh Ahmed

CEO Emirates Group UAE 62
35. Up Franz Tost

franz tost

Team Principal Scuderia AlphaTauri Austria 65
36. New Dolf Van Den Brink

dolf van den brink

CEO and Chairman Heineken Netherlands 48
37. Up Andreas Seidl

andreas seidl

Team Principal McLaren Racing Germany 45
38. Up Frank Appel

frank appel

CEO and Chairman Deutsche Post DHL Group Germany 59
39. Up Carlos Slim Helú

carlos slim helu

CEO Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso Mexico 81
40. New Amin H. Nasser

amin nasser

CEO and President Aramco Saudi Arabia 61
41. Up Michel Boeri

Michel Boeri

President Automobile Club De Monaco Monaco 79
42. Down Sebastian Vettel

sebastian vettel

Driver Aston Martin F1 Team Germany 33
43. New Alexey Titov

alexey titov

Executive Director RosGonki Russia 41
44. Up Masashi Yamamoto

masashi yamamoto

Managing Director Honda F1 Japan 57
45. Up Valtteri Bottas

valtteri bottas

Driver Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Finland 31
46. Up Stuart Pringle

stuart pringle

Managing Director Silverstone Circuits UK 45
47. Down Sacha Woodward Hill

sacha woodward hill

General Counsel Formula 1 UK 52
48. New Paul Walsh

paul walsh

Executive Chairman McLaren Group UK 66
49. Up Bobby Epstein

bobby epstein

Chairman Circuit of the Americas USA 61
50. New Jacek Olczak

jacek olczak

CEO Philip Morris International Poland 56
51. New Tengku Muhammad Taufik

tengku taufik

President and CEO Petronas Malaysia 46
52. Up Duncan Llowarch

duncan llowarch

Chief Financial Officer Formula 1 UK 53
53. Re-entry Fernando Alonso

fernando alonso

Driver Alpine F1 Team Spain 39
54. New Khaldoon Al Mubarak

khaldoon al mubarak

CEO and Managing Director Mubadala UAE 46
55. Up Ian Holmes

Director of Media Rights Formula 1 UK 54
56. Down Bernie Ecclestone

bernie ecclestone

Chairman Emeritus Formula 1 UK 90
57. New Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal

prince khalid

President Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation Saudi Arabia 48
58. Up Kimi Räikkönen

kimi raikkonen

Driver Alfa Romeo Racing Finland 41
59. Up Ben Pincus

ben pincus

Director, Commercial Partnerships Formula 1 UK 52
60. Up Hermann Tilke

hermann tilke

Director and Partner Tilke GmbH Germany 66
61. New Jost Capito

jost capito

CEO Williams Racing Germany 62
62. New Marcin Budkowski

marcin budkowski

Executive Director Alpine F1 Team Poland 44
63. Up Adrian Newey

adrian newey

Chief Technical Officer Red Bull Racing UK 62
64. New Tobias Moers

tobias moers

CEO Aston Martin Lagonda Germany 55
65. New Dmitry Mazepin

dmitry mazepin

Owner and Chairman Uralchem Russia 53
66. Up Ellie Norman

ellie norman

Director of Marketing Formula 1 UK 40
67. Up Sheikh Salman bin Isa al Khalifa

sheikh Salman

CEO Bahrain International Circuit Bahrain 51
68. Up Alejandro Agag

Alejandro Agag

CEO Formula E Spain 51
69. Up Daniel Ricciardo

daniel Ricciardo

Driver McLaren Racing Australia 31
70. Up Rob Thomas

COO Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team UK 53
71. Down David Coulthard

TV Presenter, Brand Ambassador Whisper TV UK 50
72. New Ricardo Nunes

ricardo nunes

Mayor São Paulo Brazil 53
73. Up Martin Brundle

martin brundle

Expert Analyst Sky Sports UK 62
74. Down Ron Meadows

ron meadows

Sporting Director Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team UK 57
75. Re-entry Nico Rosberg

nico rosberg

TV Presenter Sky Sports & RTL Monaco 35
76. Up Keith Bruce

keith bruce

President F1 Experiences USA 55
77. New Jan Lammers

jan lammers

Sporting Director Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands 64
78. New Carlos Sainz Jr

carlos sainz

Driver Scuderia Ferrari Spain 26
79. Up James Allen

james allen

President Motorsport Network UK 54
80. Up Anthony Indaimo

anthony indaimo

Partner Withers Worldwide UK 57
81. New Jefferson Slack

jefferson slack

Managing Director Commercial Aston Martin F1 Team USA 57
82. New Davide Brivio

davide brivio

Sporting Director Alpine F1 Team Italy 56
83. New Ignacio Rueda

ignacio rueda

Sporting Director Scuderia Ferrari Spain 42
84. New Lance Stroll

lance stroll

Driver Aston Martin F1 Team Canada 22
85. Up Kate Beavan

kate beavan

Global Director, Hospitality & Experinces Formula 1 UK 53
86. New Jock Clear

jock clear

Head of Race Activities Scuderia Ferrari UK 57
87. New James Matthews

james matthews

CEO Eden Rock Group UK 45
88. New Bernard Looney

bernard looney

CEO BP Castrol Ireland 51
89. New Sergio Perez

sergio perez

Driver Red Bull Racing Mexico 31
90. Up Rob Marshall

rob marshall

Chief Engineering Officer Red Bull Racing UK 53
91. New Sir Jim Ratcliffe

sir jim ratcliffe

Chairman and CEO Ineos UK 68
92. Up Enrico Zanarini

enrico zanarini

Founder and CEO Media & Sport Management Italy 68
93. New Daniel Obajtek

daniel obajtek

President PKN Orlen Poland 45
94. Re-entry Yath Gangakumaran

yath gangakumaran

Director, Strategy and Business Development Formula 1 UK 32
95. Down Mario Isola

Head of Formula 1 and Car Racing Pirelli Tyre Italy 51
96. Down James Key

james key

Executive Director, Technical McLaren Racing UK 49
97. Down Chloe Targett-Adams

chloe targett adams

Global Director of Race Promotion Formula 1 UK 39
98. New Andrea Stella

andrea stella

Racing Director McLaren Racing Italy 50
99. Re-entry Alain Prost

alain prost

Special Advisor Alpine F1 Team France 66
100. New Lando Norris

lando norris

Driver McLaren Racing UK 21
Rank Change Name Occupation Company Country Age

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The ones to watch:

Rank Name Occupation Company Country Age
1. Benedetto Vigna

CEO Ferrari Italy 52
2. Nicolas Todt

Founder All Road Management France 43
3. Luca Furbatto

Engineering Director Aston Martin F1 Team Italy 50
4. Andreas Weissenbacher

CEO Best Water Technology Austria 61
5. Christiano Fiorio

Senior Vice President -Marketing Stellantis Italy
6. Ahmet Mercan

CEO AlphaTauri Austria
7. Tom Garfinkel

Managing Partner Miami Grand Prix USA 52
8. Mohammed Ben Sulayem

Presidential Candidate FIA UAE 59

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