Michael Schumacher wins fan vote for F1's most influential person
LONDON: seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher He has been named the most influential person in Formula One history after a vote by fans on the sport's official website.
The result was revealed on Wednesday, the 70th anniversary of the first world championship grand prize at Silverstone in 1950.
The big Ferrari Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since he suffered serious head injuries in a ski accident in 2013, beat the former commercial supreme Bernie Ecclestone with 61% of the votes in a face-to-face final.
The German holds the record for titles and victories (91), albeit a six-time champion. Lewis Hamilton He threatens to take both.
In previous rounds of the tournament, Schumacher beat the last champions. Niki Lauda , Ayrton Senna and Juan Manuel Fangio, as well as the team's founder, Enzo Ferrari.
A panel of experts had produced a shortlist of 32 names, divided into four categories of drivers, team leaders, technical innovators and game changers.
Formula One said thousands of fans had participated but gave no details.