Fans have been voting for the most popular Formula 1 driver and team in the sport’s biggest ever survey.

Conducted by Nielsen and Motorsport Network, fans from 187 countries cast their votes in this mammoth Formula 1 data-gathering quest.

A total of 167,302 responses came back, and understandably it was one of the 2021 title challengers that won the driver popularity contest – but was it Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton?

With 14.4% of the votes, Verstappen was officially declared the most popular Formula 1 driver among the fans, while Hamilton actually ranked third with 12.5%.

Hamilton was not even the most popular Briton, that honour going to Lando Norris who came in second.

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