It actually surprises me more people didn’t vote for Alonso given that he has a strong fanbase on this site.
He has a strong fanbase, full stop. Didn’t he win last year’s “favourite driver” section of the FOTA fan survey? If anything F1 Fanatic’s readership are relatively anti-Alonso, or at least that’s what I have to wade through every time I look through the comments thread of any article even tangentially connected to Alonso, Ferrari or team orders. The vitriol has certainly calmed down since his McLaren days, though.
That being said, the most vocal aren’t always representative of everyone’s views. Maybe there are a lot of “quiet Webber fans” out there.
*waves at quiet Webber fans*