Romain Grosjean is a fan-favorite IndyCar driver.

A poll of IndyCar fans has revealed that Romain Grosjean is the most popular driver in the series.

IndyCar announced Friday that it received 53,579 responses to its global fan survey, conducted over 21 days in January by Motorsport Network to gauge fan opinions on topics including track action, venues and how IndyCar can reach a wider audience. was conducted.

The survey was conducted in 11 languages ​​and 147 countries. The results were analyzed by Nielsen Sports and presented in a 36-page report ahead of IndyCar’s first match of the season on Sunday.

Grosjean, who moved from Formula 1 to IndyCar last season and was featured in the popular Netflix documentary series “drive to survive”, was ranked as the top fan-favorite driver. She is followed by Pato O’Ward, who was a female fan favorite.

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves is in third place, followed by Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Joseph Newgarden and Takuma Sato.

Team Penske is the fan favorite with 19.4%, followed by a tie between Andretti Autosport and Arrow McLaren SP with 17%. Andretti were often cited as one of the three fan favorite teams, while Europeans and fans aged 16–34 heavily chose Arrow McLaren.

The Indianapolis 500 was cited as the favorite race in 30% of the polls, followed by Long Beach, Road America, Laguna Seca and St. Petersburg, the site of Sunday’s first race. Young fans love the Indianapolis road course and Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

Of those who responded to the survey, 56% were from the United States. France, the UK, Japan and Canada are also well represented, with 23% of the vote coming from Europe.

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