Sebastian Vettel

Who is the most popular Formula One Driver?

With one race to go in the 2013 Formula One Championship, to be held in Brazil this Sunday, 24th November, many people will be thinking and debating who drove well or badly through the season.  Another measure of success will be the most popular Formula One driver, and to that point, I have collated the number of views on each of my galleries of Formula One drivers past and present.  I put these together earlier in the year, and there is quite a difference in the number of page views between the highest and lowest.

This ranking is based on the page views, and is correct as of the 21st November.  If you would like to see any of the galleries of the drivers and their cars, just click on their name.


The clear winner of this – like the 2013 World Drivers’ Championship, and the three previous – is Sebastian Vettel, with Alonso in second place.  I am surprised that the British drivers do not feature more highly than they do, and Perez and Gutierrez seem popular by this method.  It is, though, as Jon Snow would say “just for fun”.

1stSebastian Vettel521 page views
2ndFernando Alonso479
3rdSergio Perez443
4thMark Webber379
5thKimi Raikkonen375
6thEsteban Gutierrez343
7thLewis Hamilton328
8thPaul Di Resta316
9thNico Hulkenberg314
10thJenson Button308
11thMichael Schumacher241
12thFelipe Massa232
13thRomain Grosjean224
14thPastor Maldonado212
15thMax Chilton208
16thJules Bianchi196
17thKamui Kobayashi195
18thBruno Senna194
19thValtteri Bottas192
20thAdrian Sutil186
21stDaniel Ricciardo176
22ndJean-Eric Vergne164
23rdCharles Pic160
24thGiedo Van der Garde160
25thNico Rosberg160
26thNarain Karthikeyan151
27thVitaly Petrov123
28thHeikki Kovalainen122