Top Formula 1 drivers on Instagram

Ranked based on the number of followers on Instagram as of 13-Dec-21

Most Popular Formula 1 Drivers after Abu Dhabi GP 2021

RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers (13-Dec-21)
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes25,940,720
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing7,303,656
3Daniel Ricciardo
AustraliaMcLaren5,972,233
4Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari5,799,614
5Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren4,579,064
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari3,792,425
7Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine3,779,224
8Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing3,126,301
9Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes2,805,605
10Kimi RäikkönenFinlandAlfa Romeo Racing2,688,999
11George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams2,641,673
12Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri2,505,373
13Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team2,217,790
14Sebastian VettelGermanyAston Martin1,739,171
15Esteban OconFranceAlpine1,228,875
16Antonio GiovinazziItalyAlfa Romeo Racing808,033
17Yuki TsunodaJapanAlphaTauri755,475
18Lance StrollCanadaLance Stroll658,959
19Nikita MazepinRussiaHaas F1 Team510,731
20Nicholas LatifiCanadaWilliams341,298
21Robert KubicaPoland
Alfa Romeo Racing
297,634

Drivers that have added most fans in recent weeks

Between 06-Dec-21 (Saudi Arabian GP) and 13-Dec-21 (Abu Dhabi GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing828,92312.8 %
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes596,5722.35 %
10Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing144,5834.85 %
5Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren103,8282.32 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari72,9861.96 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren72,8951.24 %
9Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes67,3832.46 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari62,1091.08 %
3Kimi RäikkönenFinlandAlfa Romeo Racing60,6902.31 %
8George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams57,4212.22 %
Between 22-Nov-21 (Qatar GP) and 06-Dec-21 (Saudi Arabian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes215,4950.85 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing109,2201.72 %
3Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine61,2421.67 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren59,1221.01 %
5Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren50,2421.14 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari44,0851.2 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari43,1180.76 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri38,6201.59 %
9Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes32,0441.18 %
10Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing31,9971.08 %
Between 15-Nov-21 (Brazilian GP) and 22-Nov-21 (Qatar GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes355,0781.42 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing64,3571.02 %
3Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine50,4471.39 %
4Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari38,2720.68 %
5Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes37,2311.39 %
6Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren35,6380.81 %
7Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing34,1331.17 %
8Carlos SainzSpainFerrari32,9270.9 %
9Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren32,9170.57 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams23,5670.93 %
Between 8-Nov-21 (Mexico GP) and 15-Nov-21 (BrazilianGP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes378,8741.54 %
2Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing102,9403.66 %
3Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing98,7101.59 %
4Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren85,9612 %
5Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes52,0161.99 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari44,8771.25 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari42,7040.76 %
8Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren42,2360.73 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri37,1851.57 %
10Yuki TsunodaJapanAlphaTauri20,0172.91 %
Between 25-Oct-21 (US GP) and 8-Nov-21 (Mexico GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing189,6327.23 %
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes144,4600.59 %
3Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing111,2521.83 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren70,3041.23 %
5Carlos SainzSpainFerrari59,0971.67 %
6Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari52,5880.95 %
7Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes48,5171.89 %
8Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren45,4331.07 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri31,5241.34 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams30,9291.25 %
Between 11-Oct-21 (Turkish GP) and 25-Oct-21 (US GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes143,9140.592 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing78,3831.304 %
3Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing72,5762.846 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren72,1011.282 %
5Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari58,2541.059 %
6Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren45,2561.074 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari44,0211.26 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri36,9581.602 %
9George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams26,8211.093 %
10Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes24,4080.959 %
Between 27-Sep-21 (RussianGP) and 11-Oct-21 (Turkish GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes268,9991.12 %
2Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren87,4142.12 %
3Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing77,6981.31 %
4Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren56,7681.02 %
5Carlos SainzSpainFerrari49,8201.45 %
6Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari45,1830.83 %
7Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing42,9761.71 %
8Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes42,6001.7 %
9George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams29,3161.21 %
10Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine24,5290.69 %
Between 13-Sep-21 (Italian GP) and 27-Sep-21 (RussianGP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes391,6651.66 %
2Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren307,4985.85 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren270,8207.03 %
4George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams266,13612.33 %
5Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing193,6333.37 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari163,5354.98 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari147,7662.78 %
8Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes140,9945.97 %
9Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team106,1135.38 %
10Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri76,6453.47 %
Between 06-Sep-21 (Dutch GP) and 13-Sep-21 (Italian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams209,8009.72 %
2Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren169,4553.22 %
3Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes139,4440.59 %
4Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing109,9771.92 %
5Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren103,9962.7 %
6Valtteri Bottas
FinlandMercedes90,0913.82 %
7Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari61,7481.16 %
8Carlos SainzSpainFerrari49,3941.51 %
9Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri42,9151.94 %
10Sergio Perez
MexicoRed Bull Racing30,6721.25 %
Between 30-Aug-21 (Belgian GP) and 06-Sep-21 (Dutch GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
5Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing104,6821.86 %
10Kimi Räikkönen

FinlandAlfa Romeo Racing92,1673.79 %
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes86,2820.37 %
2George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams71,1663.41 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren52,1621.37 %
7Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren47,2020.91 %
4Carlos SainzSpainFerrari47,1581.46 %
6Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari35,8570.68 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri31,9271.47 %
9Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine28,3020.82 %
Between 02-Aug-21 (Hungarian GP) and 30-Aug-21 (Belgian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMercedes265,8851.14 %
2George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams147,2667.59 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren143,6093.93 %
4Carlos SainzSpainFerrari114,7883.68 %
5Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing113,4692.05 %
6Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari102,3291.98 %
7Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren100,1711.96 %
8Pierre GaslyFranceAlphaTauri97,1014.67 %
9Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine69,9162.06 %
10Esteban Ocon
FranceAlpine63,3676.2 %
Between 15-Jul-21 and 02-Aug-2021 (Hungarian GP)
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing368,7687.15 %
2Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMcLaren265,6871.15 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren159,8454.57 %
4Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari133,2482.64 %
5Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren92,6351.85 %
6Carlos SainzSpainFerrari87,0142.87 %
7Esteban OconFranceAlpine73,6557.77 %
8Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing67,5132.93 %
9Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine66,6912.01 %
10George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams59,6543.17 %
Month Ending 15th July 2021
RankDriverCountryTeamFollowers AddedMonthly Growth
1Lewis HamiltonUnited KingdomMcLaren326,6371.44 %
2Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing322,9276.68 %
3Lando NorrisUnited KingdomMcLaren250,8817.72 %
4Nikita MazepinRussiaHaas F1 Team176,86489.51 %
5Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing149,8296.96 %
6Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren141,3562.9 %
7Carlos SainzSpainFerrari134,8964.66 %
8Charles LeclercMonacoFerrari132,8612.71 %
9George RussellUnited KingdomWilliams69,1653.82 %
10Valtteri BottasFinlandMercedes57,1052.61 %

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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.
  • The follower count was last captured on 17-Jun-21.
  • 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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