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Character Cup 2009 - How the voting unfolded for this year's cup

Published by Ryan Gault

Starting on January 31st 2009, we launched the Character Cup, which allows commenters to vote for a driver between the two set for that day. It is up to the commentator how they vote, it could be because they like a certain driver, because they think he is the best or any other system at all. Each round was set up at 7pm GMT, with voting open for 24 hours.


Character Cup Statistics
Duration31st January to 14th February
WinnerFernando Alonso
Runner-upSebastian Vettel
Average voters111
Total votes1,665


Most drivers from the upcoming 2009 season, with the exception of Honda, who have no team or drivers and Sebastian Buemi, since he has no team mate and to even the numbers to make a nice straight knock out tournament.


Round 1
DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
31st JanuaryNico Rosberg59Nelson Piquet12
1st FebruaryRobert Kubica64Timo Glock16
2nd FebruaryGiancarlo Fisichell66Felipe Massa61
3rd FebruaryFernando Alonso101Heikki Kovalainen28
4th FebruaryJarno Trulli88Lewis Hamilton76
5th FebruaryKimi Räikkönen90Kazuki Nakajima22
6th FebruaryMark Webber52Nick Heidfeld32
7th FebruarySebastian Vettel83Adrian Sutil8

Knocked Out: Nelson Piquet, Timo Glock, Felipe Massa, Heikki Kovalainen, Lewis Hamilton, Kazuki Nakajima, Nick Heidfeld, Adrian Sutil

Round 2
DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
8th FebruaryRobert Kubica45Nico Rosberg43
9th FebruaryFernando Alonso79Giancarlo Fisichella35
10th FebruaryKimi Räikkönen70Jarno Trulli68
11th FebruarySebastian Vettel71Mark Webber43

Knocked Out: Nico Rosberg, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Mark Webber

Semi Finals
DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
12th FebruaryFernando Alonso68Robert Kubica35
13th FebruarySebastian Vettel59Kimi Räikkönen58

Knocked Out: Robert Kubica, Kimi Räikkönen

DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
14th FebruaryFernando Alonso67Sebastian Vettel66

Brackets View

Character Cup 2009 brackets