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The seven-time world champion and Mercedes AMG’s A1 driver Lewis Hamilton is one of the most successful drivers in F1 history. Talking about Lewis’s achievements, he began his driving career when he was eight years old. At the age of 10, he won the British Kart Championship, his performance was caught by McLaren and Mercedes Benz which led them to sign him into the young driver’s support program, where support and backing were given to him to improve his skills.

In the current period, Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver on the grid and has already won seven championships clashing with Michael Schumacher, so in terms of career wins and total career points, no doubt arises he is the best, so is this the reason why Lewis Hamilton is most followed F1 driver? Who are the top 5 popular drivers? Let’s delve in to find out.

Who Is The Most Followed F1 Star?

Talking about Lewis’s popularity outside the racing circuit is pretty huge because of what he has achieved over the years. The numero one reason for his well-liked personality is his performance in F1 from 2008 to 2020 winning seven titles. During this 14-year rally, he has won in almost every season he’s competed. As far as the driver’s popularity ranking, Lewis is the most followed personality of Formula on social media, he has over 35 million followers on his Instagram from all over the world. Lewis, posts about the races and other updates on Formula 1, and fewer posts of sponsorships and brand endorsements are seen. His latest post was on Christmas Eve offering love to his dog Roscoe.

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The next popular driver on the list is Scuderia Ferrari’s ace, Charles Leclerc. The 26-year-old holds 13.4 million fans. The Monacan driver is followed by the fearless Max Verstappen who’s been busy winning back-to-back races since 2021. He has 11.1 million fans following him, if not the most followed list is topped by the Red Bull’s driver, he does top the highest-paid F1 driver list. After the three-time champ, Scuderia AlphaTauri’s driver Daniel Riccardo lays at the fourth rank with 8.9 million followers. Little to near there is Carlos Sainz of Ferrari, the Spaniard is followed by 8.2 million accounts.

By far these are the top five in the list of most followed. If there is any question to think how and why people know these personalities then we must thank Netflix’s ”Drive to Survive” series which introduced auto racing to the world with different perspectives.

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Gaurang is a writer at the SportsOrbit covering articles related to F1,Gaurang was 14 when he cared more about playing football than studying. But when COVID hit and he had to stay home, he discovered Formula 1. It immediately caught his interest. Since then, he's been really into Formula 1, watching every race and learning all about it. He still loves football, but now he's also a big fan of Formula 1, especially Lewis Hamilton. Even though he loves racing, he still looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol.