Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2012

Who F1 Fanatic readers supported in 2012

2012 F1 season reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2012As 2012 draws to a close, here’s a final look at who F1 Fanatic readers were supporting this year.

Drivers

When we last looked at who F1 Fanatic readers were supporting Jenson Button had just become first to pass 1,000 supporters.

Now Lewis Hamilton has passed that milestone too. And Kimi Raikkonen is not far off, having moved up into third place.

Fernando Alonso’s efforts won him a lot of praise this year and he’s moved ahead of Mark Webber in fourth place.

But success doesn’t always lead to popularity. Sebastian Vettel only ranks ninth on the list despite his three world championships.

And despite scoring the first win for Williams in eight years, Pastor Maldonado’s fans here number less than 100.

Jenson Button
1291
Lewis Hamilton
1041
Kimi Raikkonen
916
Fernando Alonso
749
Mark Webber
657
Michael Schumacher
647
Kamui Kobayashi
548
Paul di Resta
527
Sebastian Vettel
525
Heikki Kovalainen
390
Sergio Perez
356
Nico Rosberg
354
Bruno Senna
323
Felipe Massa
267
Daniel Ricciardo
210
Nico Hulkenberg
205
Romain Grosjean
187
Vitaly Petrov
113
Timo Glock
112
Pastor Maldonado
81
Jean-Eric Vergne
57
Narain Karthikeyan
42
Pedro de la Rosa
41
Jerome D’Ambrosio
32
Charles Pic
29

Teams

McLaren and Ferrari remain the top two teams but Mercedes fell behind Red Bull to fifth overall. Will Hamilton’s move boost their popularity next year?

McLaren
1442
Ferrari
711
Lotus
644
Red Bull
534
Mercedes
499
Williams
437
Sauber
419
Force India
338
Caterham
299
Toro Rosso
124
HRT
65
Marussia
64

Over to you

Did you start supporting any new drivers or teams in 2012? Will you change who you’re supporting next year? Have your say in the comments.

Show your support

Want to make sure your driver and team preferences are reflected in these charts? Here’s how to do it:

  • Log in with your F1 Fanatic account (if you don’t have one you can sign up here)
  • Select Edit My Profile from the top-right menu, then select F1 Teams and Drivers
  • Make your selection then click Save Changes

You can now show your support for new 2013 drivers Esteban Gutierrez, Valtteri Bottas and Max Chilton.

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