Scuderia Ferrari have veen voted Formula 1’s most-popular team in the Motorsport Network’s 2017 Global Fan Survey. The results of the F1 survey were revealed on Friday, ahead of the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, based on more than 215,000 responses.
The Italian team’s return to winning form has helped lead to a growth in support, extending its advantage as the most popular team on the grid. Ferrari proved to be backed by 31.9% of those who voted in the survey, which represents almost twice as much as its nearest rivals. Mercedes was the big mover, climbing from fifth to second from the 2015 outcome and enjoying 16.2% of the backing, most likely a direct consecuence of the positive results which the German years has managed during the last Formula One seasons.
Mercedes was behind Ferrari on a global basis, but there is no surprise in the fact that it was the most popular team in Britain with 30.7% of the vote.
As far as the individual driver results are concerned, Lewis 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 helped by the fact the he was named by 47% of British fans as their favourite. Former Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso continued to receive tremendous support despite McLaren-Honda’s on-track difficulties to gain 18.3% of the vote, ahead of the Scuderia pair Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo also reached double figures.