Half an hour early, results day is here! I was a little liberal with some of the rankings when someone only mentioned one choice or no specific order and just took them as first come, first placed. I don’t think it really affects the outcome anyway. So here we go:
Round 1 – first-choice votes only
Rubens, Alesi, Pironi and von Trips: 1
Moss almost wins first round out with 18 out of 37 votes, just one shy of a majority.
Round 2 – top three go through, second-choice votes allocated
Moss wins with 27 of the 52 votes and is the unofficial f1fanatic Bridesmaid of Bridesmaid! if it had gone to the final round however, Moss would have won by 30 votes to Villeneuve’s 29, so a very close contest.
1) Moss, Villeneuve and Ickx in any combination was by far the most popular choice.
2) Ickx was a very popular 3rd choice, getting seven votes to only 4 2nd-choice votes but no 1st-choice picks.
3) Wolfgang von Trips was also popular with four 3rd-choice votes as well as two 2nds and a 1st
4) Massa was the most popular driver of recent times with four votes, but no 1st-choice votes, which Montoya would have won on had it been restricted to the last ten years.
I expected Moss to win but surprised how close Villeneuve gave him a run for his money. Early on in the tallying it looked like Villeneuve would beat Moss, then Stirling made a charge but Gilles also made a late comeback in the votes.
Edit: it took me so long to do with distractions that the half hour passed…