Vodafone McLaren Mercedes clean sweep awards

USGP 2007 - Lewis Hamilton - Victory Lap

McLaren Mercedes will be celebrating the results of a new survey which found they are world's favourite team and have the most loved driver.

A survey from ING/F1 Racing Formula One found that of the 70,000 fans polled, 29 per cent voted Vodafone McLaren Mercedes as their top team, enough to claim victory in the poll by one per cent.

In terms of drivers, world champion Lewis Hamilton reigned supreme, earning 27 per cent of all votes, more than ten per cent ahead of any of his fellow drivers.

Hamilton said: "I think the standard of drivers currently racing in formula one is higher than it's been for years so I'm humbled to have earned the fans' support.

"The icing on the cake is the popularity of the team. I know just how hard everyone at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes works – they've done an unbelievable job this year and every single member of the team deserves this honour."

Hamilton also recently came second in the race for BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second year in a row.



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