Button still your favourite but Raikkonen is gaining

2013 F1 season

Jenson Button, McLaren, Sepang, 2013Jenson Button has been consistently chosen as the most popular driver on F1 Fanatic since the ‘driver support’ feature was added in late 2011.

But as the 2013 begins Kimi Raikkonen has displaced Lewis Hamilton as the second favourite driver of F1 Fanatic readers.

The Lotus driver has moved quickly up the rankings since his F1 comeback last year.

Of the new drivers Valtteri Bottas is your favourite so far, having already amassed more supporters than Jean-Eric Vergne and Charles Pic.

Here’s a breakdown of how many supporters each of the drivers have at the start of the new season.

Jenson Button
1491
Kimi Raikkonen
1198
Lewis Hamilton
1195
Fernando Alonso
891
Mark Webber
733
Sebastian Vettel
601
Paul di Resta
546
Sergio Perez
412
Nico Rosberg
402
Felipe Massa
346
Nico Hulkenberg
311
Romain Grosjean
237
Daniel Ricciardo
232
Adrian Sutil
109
Pastor Maldonado
104
Valtteri Bottas
83
Jean-Eric Vergne
67
Jules Bianchi
47
Charles Pic
45
Max Chilton
32
Esteban Gutierrez
30
Giedo van der Garde
17

McLaren are still the clear favourite among the teams enjoying almost twice as many supporters as Ferrari, with Lotus not far behind.

Despite three years of considerable success Red Bull inspire comparatively little affection. They have just fallen behind Mercedes, perhaps because the popular Lewis Hamilton is driving for the Silver Arrows this year.

McLaren
1610
Ferrari
857
Lotus
832
Mercedes
644
Red Bull
619
Williams
501
Sauber
498
Force India
370
Caterham
314
Toro Rosso
135
Marussia
104

NB. Figures correct as of March 30th 2013

How to show your support

Here’s how to show which drivers and teams you are supporting:

  • Log in with your F1 Fanatic account
  • Select Edit My Profile from the top-right menu
  • Select F1 Teams and Drivers
  • Make your selection then click Save Changes

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167 comments on Button still your favourite but Raikkonen is gaining

  1. mjk said on 17th April 2013, 8:26

    Kimi the phenom,, love to see him clinch 20013 dwc… From sauber, mclaren, ferrari and now lotus, nothing have changed, always a pure racer and number one driver..
    Full respect

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