The Twitter outlook

It was a second win of the season for Mark Webber as he overtook Fernando Alonso in the closing stages to win the British Grand Prix. Did that result in a larger than usual Twitter gain for the Australian? Let’s find out:

Drivers – The Top 10
01 – 1,022,952 – Jenson Button (McLaren)
02 – 898,598 – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
03 – 823,685 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
04 – 446,540 – Bruno Senna (Williams)
05 – 381,592 – Mark Webber (Red Bull)
06 – 228,955 – Sergio Perez (Sauber)
07 – 227,102 – Pastor Maldonaldo (Williams)
08 – 176,974 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
09 – 160,182 – Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham)
10 – 153,441 – Pedro de la Rosa (HRT)

Drivers – Biggest Increases
01 – 49,376 – Fernando Alonso
02 – 16,001 – Jenson Button
02 – 14,569 – Lewis Hamilton
04 – 11,587 – Mark Webber
05 – 6,826 – Sergio Perez

Drivers – Smallest Increases
01 – 837 – Jean-Eric Vergne
02 – 941 – Charles Pic
03 – 1,337 – Nico Hulkenberg
04 – 1,428 – Vitaly Petrov
05 – 1,479 – Timo Glock

It was the highest average gain since the Spanish Grand Prix for the entire field this week, with everyone gaining an average of 6,800 followers, which shows the popularity of the British Grand Prix. Mark Webber’s win moved him into the biggest increases table, with his 11,587 follower increase the biggest yet since I started tracking this in April. Whilst it was also Jenson Button’s highest gain yet, it was not Lewis Hamilton’s biggest gain, on two occasions he has gained more than 14,000 followers, during the Spanish and Canadian Grand Prix weeks.

At the other end of the table, hold the papers, Charles Pic is not last! For the first time since I started the tracking, Pic recorded a bigger gain than another driver, in this case Jean-Eric Vergne.

Teams – The Top 10
01 – 301,373 – Ferrari
02 – 208,176 – McLaren
03 – 136,382 – Mercedes
04 – 131,259 – Red Bull
05 – 117,759 – Lotus
06 – 79,544 – Caterham
07 – 72,267 – Marussia
09 – 69,265 – Force India
08 – 68,744 – Williams
10 – 62,975 – Sauber

Teams – Biggest Increases
01 – 5,242 – Ferrari
02 – 4,178 – Red Bull
03 – 3,897 – McLaren

Teams – Smallest Increases
01 – 920 – Toro Rosso
02 – 1,121 – Williams
03 – 1,306 – HRT

Thanks to their pitiful gains in the past few weeks, Force India have jumped back in front of Williams. Ferrari jumped over the 300,000 follower barrier, while Red Bull and McLaren also recorded solid gains. I should note that behind them, Marussia recorded their highest gain yet, with an increase of 3,606 followers, compared to an average increase of just 691 followers per week for all the weeks preceding that. I can only put that down to the accident of Maria de Villota last Tuesday with people wanting to get the latest up-to-date news.

Driver and Team statistics as of Monday 9th July 2012.

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