Was always Button. I started watching in 04, when he was having some success, and followed F1 fully from 05. I’m patriotic with my support, so Button (and BAR because of him) was the obvious choice. Coulthard was dull. Also, Button was bit of an underdog, even when he finally got the first win. In 05 I also found myself supporting Kimi and McLaren, as he just seemed so much more exciting than Alonso. I’ve followed McLaren since, and always liked Kimi, though haven’t gotten massively behind him since.
When Hamilton started I wasn’t sure cos I didn’t think Button should so readily be forgotten after a fairly strong 2nd half of 06, but he impressed me, especially by Canada. My support is now split between them- it helped having someone to cheer at the front while Button was in the awful Honda’s. Not sure who I support more. Button’s the nicer guy, and I think his championship was great and fully deserved, but much though I love him I think it’s clear Hamilton has more potential, even if I don’t care for his personality as much.
I also like Senna, probably mostly because of the name, and that he rejoined motorsport quite late and still did fairly well getting up to speed. I like Perez for some reason too, and di Resta.