Verstappen is at present going head-to-head with Lewis Hamilton for the drivers’ championship, however has already displaced the Mercedes racer because the favorite driver amongst followers.
The results of the Global Survey had been launched on Thursday forward of the US Grand Prix after responses from greater than 167,000 followers in 187 completely different international locations.
Verstappen was voted by 14.4% of followers as their favorite driver, and ranked within the high three drivers amongst one-third of F1 followers.
Verstappen’s rise in reputation had been famous within the 2017 report, however his upward pattern continued in 2021, having fun with a sizeable quantity of help within the Netherlands.
However Verstappen’s reputation proved to be international as he ranked extremely in the US and Japan, displaying his broad attraction.
Verstappen additionally scored extremely amongst followers within the 35-54 age group, displaying the 24-year-old’s reputation was not unique to a youthful viewers.
Lando Norris completed second within the vote as 13.7% of followers voted him as their favorite driver, whereas over 40% of followers positioned him of their high three.
The McLaren driver loved unrivalled reputation amongst feminine followers, that includes in 57% of their high three driver votes, and comfortably stood out because the favorite driver of followers 24 and youthful.
After being voted because the favorite driver within the 2017 World Survey, reigning world champion Hamilton has dropped to 3rd for 2021, gaining 12.5% of the vote. He stays the #1 driver in the UK.
Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B
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Norris helped McLaren win the vote as followers’ favorite workforce, with its on-track revival additionally being mirrored in a major upswing in reputation as its vote share virtually doubled from 15.8% in 2017 to 29.5% in 2021.
Norris and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo – who completed fourth within the driver vote – helped McLaren rank #1 with 40% of followers within the 16-24 age group. McLaren additionally topped the vote within the UK, US, Australia, Canada and Brazil, in addition to rating first in Europe, the Americas, Center East and Africa.
Purple Bull ranked second within the vote with 19.7%, however was the preferred workforce with followers over the age of 45. Purple Bull completed forward of Ferrari, which fell from being F1 followers’ favorite workforce in 2017 to 3rd within the 2021 vote, sitting on 17.9%, whereas Mercedes dropped to fourth on 11.9%.
You may learn the full findings of the 2021 F1 Global Survey here.
F1 World Survey 2021 – Prime 10 Favorite Drivers
- Max Verstappen – 14.4%
- Lando Norris – 13.7%
- Lewis Hamilton – 12.5%
- Daniel Ricciardo – 10.2%
- Sebastian Vettel – 9%
- Charles Leclerc – 7.4%
- Fernando Alonso – 7.3%
- Kimi Raikkonen – 5.4%
- George Russell – 4%
- Pierre Gasly – 2.9%
F1 World Survey 2021 – Prime 5 Favorite Groups
- McLaren 29.5%
- Purple Bull 19.7%
- Ferrari 17.9%
- Mercedes 11.9%
- Alpine 3.1%