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Here Are The F1 2016 Grid’s Favourite Driving Songs

We know some drivers like their music. We’ve seen the Instagram posts of Daniel Ricciardo singing his heart out, or snaps of Lewis Hamilton in the recording studio.

But what are their favourite driving songs? It’s not something many of us have probably thought about but is a great look into the interests and music tastes of the F1 grid.

The awesome Circuit of the Americas team got in touch with some of the F1 2016 drivers and got them to share their favourite songs for an American road trip.


So what did the drivers pick? Let’s take a look…

Lewis Hamilton:

  •     Ty Dolla $ign – “Wavy”
  •     Ty Dolla $ign – “Campaign”
  •     MadeinTYO – “I Want”

Nico Rosberg:

  •     U2 – “Beautiful Day”
  •     The Beach Boys – “Surfin’ USA”
  •     Kings of Leon – “Sex On Fire”

Sebastian Vettel:

  •     Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the USA”
  •     Prince – “Little Red Corvette”

Kimi Raikkonen:

  •     America – “A Horse With No Name”
  •     Steppenwolf – “Born to Be Wild”
  •     PMMP – “Pikkuveli”

Daniel Ricciardo:

  •     Uncle Lucius – “Keep The Wolves Away”
  •     The Lumineers – “Stubborn Love”
  •     Mr. Wives – “The Western”

Max Verstappen:

  •     Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
  •     Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

Valtteri Bottas:

  •     Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the USA”
  •     Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”
  •     The Offspring – “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”

Felipe Massa:

  •     Pharrell – “Happy”
  •     Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
  •     The Eagles – “Hotel California”

Esteban Gutierrez:

  •     The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done”
  •     Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
  •     Rascal Flatts – “Life is a Highway”

Romain Grosjean:

  •     Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
  •     Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
  •     Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”

Sergio Perez:

  •     U2 – “Vertigo”
  •     Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”
  •     Enrique Iglesias – “Bailando”

Nico Hülkenberg:

  •     The Eagles – “Hotel California”
  •     The Beach Boys – “Surfin’ USA”
  •     The Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Daniil Kvyat:

  •     Metallica – “Whiskey in the Jar”
  •     Motörhead –  “Ace of Spades”
  •     Frank Sinatra – “Strangers in the Night”

Felipe Nasr:

  •     ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man”
  •     The Doors – “LA Woman”
  •     Pearl Jam – “Even Flow”

Marcus Ericsson:

  •     Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man”
  •     The Eagles – “Hotel California”
  •     AC/DC – “Back in Black”

Jolyon Palmer:

  •     Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Californication”
  •     Fleetwood Mac – “The Chain”

Kevin Magnussen:

  • Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the USA”

COTA has compiled them into a Spotify playlist too, which is pretty awesome.

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