Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, Jerez, 2014

Who F1 Fanatic readers support at the start of 2014

2014 F1 season previewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, Jerez, 2014With the new season upon us it’s time to take a fresh look at who F1 Fanatic readers are rooting for in the year ahead.

Kimi Raikkonen has retained his position as your favourite driver, not far ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button.

Championship returnee Kamui Kobayashi was always one of the most well-liked drivers and turned his popularity to good effect by using it to raise money to fund a place at Caterham this year. He’s the most popular driver who hasn’t won a championship on F1 Fanatic.

Raikkonen’s team switch seems to have had an effect on the popularity of Lotus, who now have fewer supporters than they did three months ago

Here are how many supporters each of this year’s teams and drivers have on F1 Fanatic:

Drivers popularity, 2011-2014

This graph shows how many supporters each driver had, as a percentage of the most popular driver’s, over the last three years:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2014drivercolours.csv

Drivers November 2011 February 2012 May 2012 August 2012 October 2012 December 2012 February 2013 March 2013 August 2013 December 2013 March 2014
Kimi Raikkonen 31.03 52.09 58.93 62.66 70.95 75.99 80.35 93.59 100 100
Jenson Button 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 99.5 97.61
Lewis Hamilton 71.26 72.57 74.55 78.1 79.11 80.64 81.3 80.15 90.12 92.25 90.87
Fernando Alonso 42.51 46.39 46.82 51.1 54.05 58.02 59.24 59.76 68.02 69.93 69.67
Sebastian Vettel 35.93 40.13 38.97 38.17 38.35 40.67 42.03 40.31 43.36 46.68 46.75
Kamui Kobayashi 59.28 50.16 43.84 42.92 42.36 42.45 36.12
Nico Rosberg 34.73 32.29 29.92 29.46 28.65 27.42 27.3 26.96 30.94 32.73 32.78
Nico Hulkenberg 10.66 13.22 12.75 12.61 15.88 19.15 20.86 24.07 29.2 31.4
Felipe Massa 21.86 20.53 17.3 17.06 17.63 20.68 21.69 23.21 27.21 28.02 28.48
Sergio Perez 24.55 20.69 21.87 23.83 26.15 27.58 28.05 27.63 29.17 26.97 25.49
Romain Grosjean 3.13 9.34 13.1 13.95 14.48 15.18 15.9 17.59 21.57 22.69
Daniel Ricciardo 15.27 17.71 17 16.45 15.96 16.27 16.6 15.56 18.57 21.26 21.73
Valtteri Bottas 2.24 5.57 8.89 11.59 13.61
Jules Bianchi 3.15 9.48 10.66 11.52
Adrian Sutil 8.98 7.31 9.68 9.36 9.07
Pastor Maldonado 4.19 4.08 5.07 5.19 5.43 6.27 7.03 6.98 7.13 7.01 6.87
Jean-Eric Vergne 3.76 4.87 4.4 4.26 4.42 4.71 4.49 5.62 6.08 6.03
Kevin Magnussen 0.37 5.25
Max Chilton 1.5 2.15 2.81 3.47 3.76
Esteban Gutierrez 0.9 2.01 2.88 3.22 3.46
Daniil Kvyat 0.68 1.37
Marcus Ericsson 1.19

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 a recent breakdown of F1 Fanatic readers by region.

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