Hamilton tops poll
LONDON — World champion Lewis Hamilton (pictured) has edged out Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One’s most popular driver in a global fan survey carried out by Britain’s Autosport magazine and associated publications.
A separate online survey last month backed by the Grand Prix Drivers Association and motorsport.com found Ferrari’s Raikkonen to be No 1 ahead of Mclaren’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.
Both found Ferrari to be the most popular team, followed by Mclaren.
Only 35 000 people, overwhelmingly male and mostly in the 18-40 age bracket, responded to the Autosport survey compared to 217 756 who contributed to the GPDAsupported one. Nationality details were not given for the former.
The Autosport survey found Belgium to be the most popular grand prix, ahead of Monaco and Canada, and the 1990s the favourite decade for the sport. — AFP