Most Popular Formula 1 Drivers on Social Media

Ranked based on the number of followers on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter, as of 28-Mar-22
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Most Popular Formula 1 Drivers After Saudi Arabian GP

Ranking of drivers that added most fans between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia GP

  • The rankings here are based on the total number of followers each driver has added on the four most popular social media channels – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, between 21-Mar-2021 (Bahrain GP) and 28-Mar-2022 (Saudi Arabia GP).
  • You can click on the names of drivers to look at their detailed profiles.
  • Finally, don’t forget to like the page and share these rankings on your social network channels (look left) and come back regularly to check the updates. 
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedInstagram Followers AddedTwitter Followers AddedFacebook Followers AddedYoutube Followers Added
1Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari289,409221,78448,02515,000
4,600
8Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team240,601146,568
54,873
39,000
160
3Carlos SainzSpainFerrari184,229134,43529,794
11,000
8,000
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes168,552136,359
32,193
0
1,000
10Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing129,74294,53034,21201,000
7Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing119,77491,89526,8790
1,000
5George RussellUnited KingdomMercedes
99,15256,64730,495
12,000
10
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren79,19145,242
18,84911,000
4,000
6Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren71,94655,651
15,2950 1,000
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri52,81842,027
16,7910
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For rankings of drivers who have added most fans during previous races check out the monthly archives

Ranking of Drivers Based on Total Number of Fans

  • The rankings here are based on the total number of followers each driver who participated in the pre-season has on the four most popular social media channels – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
  • You can click on the names of drivers to look at their detailed social media counts, stats, and growth in the number of fans.
  • Finally, don’t forget to like the page and share these rankings on your social network channels (look left) and come back regularly to check the updates.
Rank (Current)Rank (Previous)DriverCountryTeamFollowers (21-Mar-22)ChangeInstagram FollowersTwitter FollowersFacebook FollowersYouTube Followers
11Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes40,358,0690.9%27,296,416
7,059,653
5,900,000
102,000
22Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing13,192,8181.3%
8,113,126
2,553,692
2,300,000
226,000
33Daniel Ricciardo
AustraliaMcLaren11,180,2512.1% 6,544,834
2,662,417

1,600,000
373,000
44Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine9,145,3941.2% 4,069,250

2,997,644
2,000,000
78,500
55Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari8,969,1725.1% 6,392,624
1,578,848
956,000
41,700
66Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren8,447,7673.2% 5,035,605
1,759,162
867,000
786,000
77Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing7,758,7321.8% 3,469,489
2,993,243
1,100,000
196,000
88Carlos SainzSpainFerrari6,644,1084.9% 4,323,801
1,480,307
612,000
228,000
99George RussellUnited KingdomMercedes
4,926,8865.3% 3,075,106
1,272,640
578,000
1,140
1010Valtteri BottasFinlandAlfa Romeo
4,648,9762.7%
3,019,100
1,198,806
429,000
2,070
1111Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri4,327,1633.3% 2,809,682
980,481
537,000
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1212Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team3,952,0374.0% 2,499,513
623,084
824,000
5,440
13Nico Hülkenberg
GermanyAston Martin4,648,976NA 1,235,375 1,093,897 502,000 819
1413Alexander Albon
Thailand
Williams
2,315,5744.9% 1,474,300
502,274
339,000
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1514Esteban OconFranceAlpine1,909,7553.8%
1,345,950
563,805
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1615Sebastian Vettel
GermanyAston Martin4,648,9762.5% 1,858,563---
17Kevin Magnussen
DenmarkHaas F14,648,9763.5% 698,873 675,042 161,000-
1816Yuki TsunodaJapanAlphaTauri1,220,6767.0% 915,827
304,849
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1917Lance StrollCanadaAston Martin
1,167,4205.5% 729,207
340,213
98,000
-
2018Nicholas LatifiCanadaWilliams845,2347.8%
480,593
278,361
85,000
1,280
2120Guanyu Zhou
China
Alfa Romeo
361,48952.0%263,601
97,888
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Drivers that have added most fans in the pre-season

Between 13-Dec-21 (Abu Dhabi GP) and 21-Feb-22 (Pre-Season)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers Added
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes1,181,346
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing1,053,184
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren476,031
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren440,572
5Carlos SainzSpainFerrari422,011
6George RussellUnited KingdomMercedes
397,477
7Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing389,419
8Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari383,915
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri280,411
10Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team268,345
Between 06-Dec-21 (Saudi Arabian GP) and 13-Dec-21 (Abu Dhabi GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing1,067,9539.8 %
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes681,4601.79 %
3Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing185,0962.63 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren167,6922.22 %
5George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams117,3372.82 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari103,6351.79 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari99,6471.24 %
8Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren99,4150.95 %
9Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes97,3352.31 %
10Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine64,1680.73 %
Between 22-Nov-21 (Qatar GP) and 06-Dec-21 (Saudi Arabian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes351,2070.92 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing253,6672.38 %
3Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren110,2251.07 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren81,0181.09 %
5Carlos SainzSpainFerrari78,7351.37 %
6Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine73,8740.85 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari65,0350.81 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri51,3411.35 %
9Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing48,5460.69 %
10Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes47,0691.13 %
Between 15-Nov-21 (Brazilian GP) and 22-Nov-21 (Qatar GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes384,9221.02 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing85,2320.81 %
3Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine62,6410.73 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren59,6580.81 %
5Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari57,5980.73 %
6Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing49,7800.72 %
7Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes49,6161.2 %
8Carlos SainzSpainFerrari43,7240.77 %
9Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren43,6330.43 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams34,9820.86 %
Between 15-Nov-21 (Brazilian GP) and 22-Nov-21 (Qatar GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes384,9221.02 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing85,2320.81 %
3Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine62,6410.73 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren59,6580.81 %
5Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari57,5980.73 %
6Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing49,7800.72 %
7Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes49,6161.2 %
8Carlos SainzSpainFerrari43,7240.77 %
9Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren43,6330.43 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams34,9820.86 %
Between 8-Nov-21 (Mexico GP) and 15-Nov-21 (Brazilian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes427,3831.15 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing128,4291.23 %
3Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing125,4781.84 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren115,3801.58 %
5Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes71,3801.76 %
6Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari62,9760.8 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari59,2311.05 %
8Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren57,0330.56 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri51,4131.38 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams31,0880.77 %
Between 25-Oct-21 (US GP) and 8-Nov-21 (Mexico GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing265,0924.04 %
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes166,1280.45 %
3Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing143,1911.39 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren90,9430.9 %
5Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari85,8001.1 %
6Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren83,7921.16 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari73,5281.32 %
8Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes73,3991.85 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri47,5731.29 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams44,5811.11 %
Between 11-Oct-21 (Turkish GP) and 25-Oct-21 (US GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing206,8742.052 %
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes160,0170.434 %
3Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing107,2351.662 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren96,7090.966 %
5Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari89,5631.165 %
6Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren89,5001.258 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari58,2331.06 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri53,9881.491 %
9Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team44,0331.322 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams41,7541.052 %
Between 27-Sep-21 (Russian GP) and 11-Oct-21 (Turkish GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes299,2050.82 %
2Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren193,2012.79 %
3Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing112,6721.13 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren96,4960.97 %
5Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari79,7761.05 %
6Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing76,9211.21 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari69,6881.29 %
8Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes61,3661.58 %
9George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams52,9811.35 %
10Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team48,8761.49 %
Between 13-Sep-21 (Italian GP) and 27-Sep-21 (Russian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes551,9941.53 %
2Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren494,4535.25 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren424,9206.54 %
4George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams372,82010.53 %
5Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing359,9873.75 %
6Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari217,0292.94 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari206,7203.96 %
8Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes193,8355.26 %
9Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team161,3315.17 %
10Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri132,0933.84 %
Between 6-Sep-21 (Dutch GP) and 13-Sep-21 (Italian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams271,5277.666 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing245,6822.557 %
3Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren195,5962.076 %
4Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes166,6210.463 %
5Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren155,0012.386 %
6Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes120,8923.283 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari90,1781.22 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri69,5592.021 %
9Carlos SainzSpainFerrari64,2251.231 %
10Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing45,5420.725 %
Between 30-Aug-21 (Belgian GP) and 6-Sep-21 (Dutch GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedGrowth
1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing142,5021.505 %
2George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams106,5453.101 %
3Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes99,2170.276 %
4Kimi RaikkonenFinlandAlfa Romeo92,1673.789 %
5Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren87,3521.363 %
6Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren63,1760.675 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari63,0291.223 %
8Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari58,3560.796 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri52,4911.549 %
10Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F142,5881.384 %
Between 02-Aug-21 (Hungarian GP) and 30-Aug-21 (Belgian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes399,5281.125 %
2Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren257,4234.184 %
3George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams221,7476.9 %
4Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari193,2612.706 %
5Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing174,6231.879 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari169,6823.405 %
7Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri158,3394.901 %
8Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren140,9711.53 %
9Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine106,0061.279 %
10Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1102,6143.45 %
Between 15-Jul-21 and 02-Aug-2021 (Hungarian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing600,1246.9 %
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes336,0140.96 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren290,7504.96 %
4Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari235,3593.41 %
5Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren132,2671.46 %
6George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams132,2234.29 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari120,5852.48 %
8Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing107,8681.78 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri101,0663.23 %
10Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine95,8811.17 %
Month Ending 15th July 2021
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing600,4397.42 %
2George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams578,77523.13 %
3Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMcLaren575,3361.66 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren475,3538.83 %
5Carlos SainzSpainFerrari318,7337.01 %
6Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren284,9973.24 %
7Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing256,5494.43 %
8Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari252,0853.79 %
9Nikita MazepinRussiaHaas F1 Team182,08478.8 %
10Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team100,7873.62 %

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Why Social Media Ranking for Formula 1 Drivers?

In today’s digitally connected world, when fans want to stay connected with their favorite Formula 1 teams and drivers both on and off the track, they are responding by using various social media channels to engage with their fans. These rankings are an effort to appreciate the most followed Formula 1 drivers and the bond they have with their fans. We try to look at this through some numbers and try to understand how some teams are actually using their on-track performance to build millions of unknown relationships across the world.

About the most popular Formula 1 drivers ranking

  • The rankings include the assessment of the social media performance of the 20 Formula 1 drivers that are participating in the 2021 season.
  • The social media channels from which followers are counted are Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  • The ranking is based on the total number of followers on social media for each driver. This total number is the sum of followers that each driver has on all the social media platforms mentioned above. This total number does not indicate unique followers as some followers would have followed a particular driver on multiple platforms.
  • While our team has diligently tried to capture the most pertinent social media accounts of each driver (excluding any fan accounts) on a best effort basis, there might be errors in capturing account information or follower count. Please read the disclaimer for more details on this.
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