Lewis Hamilton fans' most popular driver, Ferrari wins teams vote

Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari have been voted Formula 1's most-popular driver and team in the Motorsport Network's 2017 Global Fan Survey

Lewis Hamilton fans' most popular driver, Ferrari wins teams vote

The results of the F1 survey were revealed on Friday, ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, based on more than 215,000 responses.

View the full Global Fan Survey results

Hamilton edged Fernando Alonso to be named F1's most-popular driver, receiving 20.7% of the votes, more than double the level he recorded in the equivalent 2015 survey.

The three-time world champion was named by 47% of British fans as their favourite.

Alonso continued to receive tremendous support despite McLaren-Honda's on-track difficulties to gain 18.3% of the vote, ahead of Ferrari pair Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo also reached double figures.

Most popular F1 drivers

The 10 fan favourites according to our global survery


Driver Vote
1 Lewis Hamilton 20.7%
2 Fernando Alonso 18.3%
3 Kimi Raikkonen 14.3%
4 Sebastian Vettel 13.4%
5 Daniel Ricciardo 12.1%
6 Max Verstappen 7.4%
7 Felipe Massa 1.8%
8 Romain Grosjean 1.1%
9 Valtteri Bottas 1.0%
10 Nico Hulkenberg 0.8%

Ferrari's return to winning form has helped lead to a growth in support, extending its advantage as the most popular team on the grid.

It was backed by 31.9% of those surveyed, which is almost twice as much as its nearest rivals.

Mercedes was the big mover, climbing from fifth to second from the 2015 results and enjoying 16.2% of the backing.

Although Mercedes was behind Ferrari on a global basis, it was the most popular team in Britain with 30.7% of the vote.

Most popular F1 teams

The five favourite teams as voted for by the fans


Team Vote
1 Ferrari 31.9%
2 Mercedes 16.2%
3 McLaren 15.8%
4 Red Bull 14.1%
5 Williams 5%
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