Most Popular Formula 1 Legends on Social Media

Ranked based on the number of followers on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter, as of 20-Jan-2022

Most Popular Formula 1 Legends on Social Media

Rank (Current)Rank (Previous)Legend DriversCountryFollowers
(20-Jan-22)
ChangeInstagram FollowersTwitter FollowersFacebook FollowersYoutube Followers
11Nico Rosberg
Germany
7,987,8841.32%
1,885,136
2,462,748
2,400,000
1,240,000
22Jenson Button
UK4,402,9630.35%
1,419,107
2,946,856
- 37,000
33Rubens Barrichello
Brazil
3,621,986-0.04%
1,200,122
2,001,864
420,000
-
44Felipe Massa
Brazil
3,281,9030.06%
1,297,468
1,233,435
751,000
-
55Michael Schumacher
Germany
2,944,0952.03%
1,079,894
261,631
1,600,000
2,570
6Kimi Räikkönen
Finland
2,784,811- 2,784,811
---
76Mark Webber
Australia
2,442,3170.00%
345,498
1,369,819
727,000
-
87Juan Pablo Montoya
Colombia
1,641,2660.14%
248,569
1,092,697
300,000
-
98Ayrton SennaBrazil1,148,9540.49%
839,015
309,939
--
109David Coulthard
UK923,9120.10%
315,666
605,296
2,700
250
1110Nigel Mansell
UK557,0290.42%
116,415
143,614
297,000
-
1211Emerson Fittipaldi
Brazil
547,7140.37%
194,889
109,825
243,000
-
1312Heikki Kovalainen
Finland
497,231-0.19%
27,541
301,690
168,000
-
1413Mika Häkkinen
Finland
408,1021.88%
282,421
125,681
--
1514Damon Hill
UK364,7712.23%
171,171
193,600
--
1615Alain Prost
France
248,5163.94%
155,730
92,786
--
1716Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy
230,3081.39%
62,029
63,279
105,000
-
1817Jackie Stewart
UK82,6243.28%
82,624
---
1918Ralf Schumacher
Germany
75,9641.88%
75,964
---
2019Riccardo PatreseItaly
55,7540.67%
16,851
6,903
32,000
-
2120Niki Lauda
Austria
44,1470.62%
44,147
---
2221Jacques Villeneuve
Canada
43,8754.61%
17,157
26,718
--
2322Eddie IrvineUK36,3791.66%
36,379
---
2423Olivier PanisFrance21,1970.03%
10,197
- 11,000
-
2524Jarno Trulli
Italy
10,5231.67%
10,523
---
2625Jody Scheckter
South Africa
7,0300.00%
- 7,030
--

Drivers who have been adding maximum fans in past months

Month Ending 20-Jan-2022
Month Ending 22-Dec-2021
RankTeamFans Added/ LostGrowth
1Nico Rosberg
147,069
1.90%
2Michael Schumacher
44,199
1.56%
3Jenson Button
41,691
0.96%
4Damon Hill
30,719
9.42%
5Felipe Massa
21,867
0.67%
6Mika Häkkinen
21,461
5.66%
7David Coulthard
18,972
2.10%
8Alain Prost
14,078
6.26%
9Ayrton Senna 13,395
1.19%
10Rubens Barrichello
9,111
0.25%

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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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