For me, I’ve always been a driver fan, as opposed to a team fan. But my undisputed number one, is Jenson Button. So for a long time, I was a Honda fan, and of course Brawn, which as a result, has left me with a soft spot for the Mercedes team, but when Button moved to McLaren, I quickly became a McLaren fan (despite having hated them for the past…however long).
As for my number 2, I think it depends on the race really. A lot of the time, based on last year it was Perez, just because I liked him as a guy, and a driver, as well as Sauber being a genuinely likeable team. Interestingly, I had both Button and Perez in my mind as my ‘dream team’. But also I really like and respect Alonso, so I do find myself supporting him in races as well.
I was never a big fan of Raikkonen, but I liked him a bit more during the 2012 season, and so I was cheering him on at times, like Bahrain, and Abu Dhabi (even before Hamilton went out).
So yeah, my drivers are:
Teams are generally:
1. McLaren (Because of their drivers)
2. Sauber (Just a genuinely likeable team)
3. Ferrari (For all the years I supported them throughout 2000-2008)
What’s odd is that I think Vettel is a great, funny person, and as much as I think he has done well in the past three years, I just can’t bring myself to support him. In interviews, he seems genuinely nice, but…I just don’t know. Is it the team, or the driver? If Button joined Red Bull, then I would support them, but…I don’t know, it’s very confusing!