Raikkonen closing on Button in popularity stakes

2013 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Bahrain, 2013Jenson Button remains the favourite driver of most F1 Fanatic readers but Kimi Raikkonen is gaining rapidly.

Here’s who F1 Fanatic readers are supporting at the mid-point of the 2013 season.

Favourite drivers

Button has been on top of the F1 Fanatic driver popularity chart since we started compiling this data in 2011. There’s been no change in the order among the seven most popular drivers since we last looked at this data four months ago.

Since then Nico Rosberg has moved up a place to eighth (having won two races in the meantime).

Among the new drivers Jules Bianchi is the most popular followed closely by Valtteri Bottas, who already has more fans than team mate Pastor Maldonado.

Favourite teams

McLaren remain far and away the most popular team on F1 Fanatic at present. However Mercedes are picking up fans at a rapid rate this year having won three races and hired Lewis Hamilton.

The ranking of the teams remains exactly the same as it was four months ago. But Lotus have drawn even closer to Ferrari.

Which drivers and teams do you support?

Here’s how to show who you’re supporting on F1 Fanatic:

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

Where are F1 Fanatic readers from?

See the latest breakdown of F1 Fanatic readers by region.

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134 comments on “Raikkonen closing on Button in popularity stakes”

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  1. I wish to state that I have not, and likely will not ever, declare any support of loyalty towards a specific driver or constructor.

  2. Having a disproportionately large number of British people here (In comparison to the world population anyway), it’s not surprising that the 2 British drivers are in the top 3 but what is surprising is that Button tops the list instead of Hamilton. Maybe it’s just me but really, all I ever hear Button do is moan and whine at the radio over every little thing; it’s so annoying >_> And although the points don’t reflect it, last year Hamilton completely demolished Button and would have probably fought for the WDC were it not for horrendous luck (Car breaking down in the lead twice, pit-stop blunders and getting taken out by Grosjean, Maldonado and Hulkenburg on 3 separate occasions, with 2 of them occurring while he was within the top 3). What do people see in him, because whatever it is I don’t see it… sure there was Montreal 2011 but I don’t see him driving like that as often as Hamilton does.

  3. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
    10th August 2013, 15:54

    It’s sad to see Sutil so low – from the interviews I have seen the guy seems really nice and polite. I think the “accident” and subsequent conviction have really hurt him. I’m not sure what happened there but the claim that Sutil broke the glass and then tried to stab the guy in the neck in front of Lewis and an entire club without any gain or reason makes no sense whatsoever.

    I hope this is not the last season for him because he’s a very good F1 racer. Anyone who can pass 2 WDCs, Button and Alonso, at Monaco in the tight Mirabeau hairpin corner deserves to be in F1!

  4. Actually, everyone, except for the ones who make many mistakes constantly, is great in F1 ‘including’ the rookies. And everyone should start realising that F1 isn’t just driving in a car. Cause F1 is 1 of the toughest sports of the world. Everyone should know how hard it truelly is. And not only for the drivers, also for the whole team…

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