Daniel Ricciardo – Team Red Bull
Daniel Ricciardo (or DRiccy as he is commonly known in our office) is very much adored by many F1 enthusiasts, but there’s no shortage of Australians who love him for simply being Australian.
Sergio PÉRez – Team Force India
Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez, 26, started with the Force India team in 2014 after a year with McLaren in 2013 and two years at Sauber in 2011-2012. During his Formula One career, the Mexican born Pérez has had five podium finishes with 2015 his best season finishing 9th overall.
Jenson Button – Team Mclaren-Honda
This British born 36-year-old often has ladies weak at the knees. Another very successful driver, over 15 seasons of F1, Button has 284 races to his name of which he has won 15 and finished on the podium 50 times. If good looks and success aren’t enough, Button also created The Jenson Button Trust which distributes funds to various charitable beneficiaries. However, he’s also married to the stunning model Jessica Michibata. Sorry ladies.
Lewis Hamilton – Team Mercedes
Button’s fellow Brit, Lewis Hamilton, is one of the most recognisable F1 drivers to those outside the racing world. Hamilton made his F1 debut at age 22, and has seen an extremely successful career ever since. He’s also had many connections to other celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls, has a wax replica of him at Madame Tussauds and was also spotted last year with the likes of Kendall Jenner and Pharrell Williams.
Kimi Raikkonen – Team Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen is a name that seems to pop up regularly in F1 news, having raced against names like Michael Schumacher and now Daniel Ricciardo. In 2007, when Raikkonen left McLaren for Ferrari, it was estimated he earnt $51 million per year, and was named the highest-paid driver in motorsport, and second highest paid athlete in the world in 2009.
Everyone loved the Australian Webber, and we’re not talking about the BBQ variety. Mark Webber is a legend when it comes to motorsport and his straight talking nice-guy persona only intensifies Australia’s love for him.
The Italian Stallion of F1, Fisichella, otherwise known as Fisico or Fisi, won three races in his 13 year career in which he raced for Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India and Ferrari. One of those wins was the controversial 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix in which the race was abandoned before the final 15 laps.Photo Credit: Getty