In a previous article I tried to give some direction as to which driver has been the best in F1 history. Next up: Who is the most popular driver?
This is a deeply personal matter. Though looking at the opion of many fans combined, gives us some general guidance. This year there have been two large surveys (by motorsport.com and autosport.com) which asked the question directly.
Roughly one year ago I started tracking the drivers that you are looking for on this site. Since then, over 100.000 drivers have been looked up. This means you took the effort to view the career page of a specific driver. In absolute volumes this reaches the same level of magnitude as these surveys; though probably the demographic of the audience here is probably less broad. More interestingly though, it doesn't ask the 'popularity'-question directly, but it infers it based on behavior.