The four Formula 1, NASCAR Cup Series and IndyCar drivers who are set to advance to the round of 4 in the “GOAT” polls for each series have been determined.
Four drivers from each of these three series — 12 in total — are set to advance to the next round, the third of four rounds, of these polls, the round of 4.
Here are the results of the 12 round of 8 polls, including the four winners in each of these three series and the percentage of votes that each of the 24 drivers who were involved in these polls received.
NOTE: The seeds for the 48 drivers who were originally included in these polls were determined by a mathematical formula that is based on championships and race victories. Championships count as 10 points each while race victories count as one point each. Drivers with fewer career starts won the tiebreakers, where applicable.
(1) Michael Schumacher (89%) over (8) Niki Lauda (11%)
(2) Lewis Hamilton (74%) over (10) Fernando Alonso (26%)
(6) Ayrton Senna (63%) over (3) Sebastian Vettel (37%)
(13) Nigel Mansell (60%) over (5) Juan Manuel Fangio (40%)
NASCAR Cup Series
(1) Richard Petty (85%) over (8) Bobby Allison (15%)
(2) Jimmie Johnson (53%) over (7) Cale Yarborough (47%)
(3) Dale Earnhardt Sr. (88%) over (6) Darrell Waltrip (12%)
(5) Jeff Gordon (52%) over (4) David Pearson (48%)
(1) A.J. Foyt (97%) over (8) Bobby Unser (3%)
(7) Rick Mears (53%) over (2) Scott Dixon (47%)
(3) Mario Andretti (82%) over (6) Al Unser Sr. (18%)
(5) Dario Franchitti (69%) over (4) Sebastien Bourdais (31%)
The highest remaining seeds are not guaranteed to match up against the lowest remaining seeds in the round of 4 as a result of the fact that all of the polls throughout this process are set to take place as though they were matchups in a traditional 16-team seeded bracket.
This was evident in the round of 8 matchups as well, as two upsets occurred in the round of 16, both in Formula 1. As a result, there were matchups in the round of 8 of the Formula 1 bracket in which the highest remaining seed was not matched up against the lowest remaining seed.
This is indeed evident in the round of 4 matchups, as four upsets occurred in the round of 8, two in Formula 1, one in the NASCAR Cup Series and two in IndyCar. As a result, the highest remaining seed is not matched up against the lowest remaining seed in the round of 4 in the IndyCar bracket.
Here are the six round of 4 matchups across these three series.
(1) Michael Schumacher vs. (13) Nigel Mansell
(2) Lewis Hamilton vs. (6) Ayrton Senna
NASCAR Cup Series
(1) Richard Petty vs. (5) Jeff Gordon
(2) Jimmie Johnson vs. (3) Dale Earnhardt Sr.
(1) A.J. Foyt vs. (5) Dario Franchitti
(7) Rick Mears vs. (3) Mario Andretti
There will not be any polls today. The round of 4 polls are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Monday, January 28, at 6:00 a.m. ET on our Facebook page. For more information about these polls, click on the link below.
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