Giedo van der Garde, Marcus Ericsson and me at the 2014 German Grand Prix

The Most Popular Formula One Driver in 2014

Near the end of the 2013 Formula One season, I put together a list of the pages of my galleries of Formula One drivers past and present in order of the number of views that they had that year. Sebastian Vettel was the top of the pile last year, both on the track and in the much, much less prestigious number of views on my blog.  I thought it would be fun to have a look and see how the list looks for 2014.  Of course,a few of the galleries were created later in the year than others, so Alex Rossi – who almost got his first F1 drive this year – Will Stevens, and Felipe Nasr, who makes his debut next year, are not likely to be at the top of the list.

 

So who is the most popular Formula One driver in 2014?

 

There is a very clear winner this year, and it was not quite who I thought.  2014 Caterham driver, who is moving to Sauber in 2015, is, at least in this list, far ahead of the competition. It is, though, as Jon Snow would say “just for fun”.

1stMarcus Ericsson714 page views
2ndSebastian Vettel358
3rdKimi Raikkonen342
4thJenson Button311
5thDaniil Kvyat286
6thLewis Hamilton271
7thFernando Alonso270
8thMichael Schumacher203
9thMark Webber201
10thSergio Perez198
11thNico Rosberg196
12thEsteban Gutierrez195
13thValtteri Bottas180
14thPastor Maldonado177
15thRomain Grosjean158
16thNico Hulkenberg156
17thJules Bianchi153
18thDaniel Ricciardo153
19thKamui Kobayashi143
20thJean-Eric Vergne136
21stAdrian Sutil134
22ndCharles Pic128
23rdBruno Senna127
24thFelipe Massa125
25thMax Chilton123
26thPaul di Resta109
27thGiedo van der Garde103
28thAlex Rossi102
29th Heikki Kovalainen89
30th Kevin Magnussen82
31st Narain Karthikeyan80
32ndTimo Glock72
33rdVitaly Petrov71
34thWill Stevens59
35thFelipe Nasr14