COTA Compiles F1 Driver Playlist

COTA Asks F1 Drivers of Their Top 3 Songs – Creates F1 Driver Playlist : An American Soundtrack

What kind of music do F1 drivers listen to? COTA asked that question and created a F1 driver playlist. The playlist was created based on answers provided by F1 drivers. View and listen to the spotify playlist.

Since the inaugural race in 2012, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas has always successfully combined the city’s love of live music with the high octane energy of the world’s biggest annual sporting series. After all, Austin is known as ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ for a reason.

This year will be no different as the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is scheduled to feature a very special concert by 10-time GRAMMY winner, singer, musician, and songwriter Taylor Swiftperforming on COTA’s Super Stage on Saturday, October 22nd after the Qualifying session – as well as by two-time GRAMMY winner, The Weeknd, who will close out the fifth successive U.S. Grand Prix to take place in Austin on Sunday, October 23rd.

With two of the biggest names in world music performing at COTA during the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, we decided to ask the stars of Formula 1 to combine their love of music and fast cars by telling us their favorite songs to listen to whenever they get the chance to hit the open road in the USA.


The resulting playlist is as eclectic, exciting, traditional and fun as the F1 grid itself:

Lewis Hamilton F1 Driver Playlist

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”

Pascal Wehrlein

  • The Game ft. 50 Cent – “Hate It or Love It”
  • Ace Hood – “0 To 100”
  • Tyga – “Make It Work”

Esteban Ocon

  • Roy Jones Jr.- “Can’t Be Touched”
  • Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef”
  • Drake – “Started From The Bottom”

We’ve taken the liberty of compiling these choices into one big Spotify playlist so you can party like a pro as you get ready for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Happy listening!

Track Website: Circuit of the Americas