The Twitter outlook

There is one significant change in the Teams’ chart this week, as the Olympics and the Formula 1 break means that the gains are fairly low. In any case, here’s the Top 10 with the biggest and smallest increases:

Drivers – The Top 10
01 – 1,066,741 – Jenson Button (McLaren)
02 – 963,416 – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
03 – 957,971 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
04 – 465,272 – Bruno Senna (Williams)
05 – 408,206 – Mark Webber (Red Bull)
06 – 245,672 – Sergio Perez (Sauber)
07 – 241,136 – Pastor Maldonaldo (Williams)
08 – 184,825 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
09 – 167,181 – Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham)
10 – 162,361 – Pedro de la Rosa (HRT)

Drivers – Biggest Increases
01 – 12,286 – Fernando Alonso
02 – 9,771 – Lewis Hamilton
03 – 9,738 – Jenson Button
04 – 3,929 – Pastor Maldonaldo
05 – 3,756 – Bruno Senna

Drivers – Smallest Increases
01 – 258 – Charles Pic
02 – 360 – Jean-Eric Vergne
03 – 417 – Timo Glock
04 – 438 – Daniel Ricciardo
05 – 587 – Nico Hulkenberg

Interesting to see both Williams’ drivers recording high increases in fourth and fifth respectively, furthermore, Maldonaldo is the only driver to record a higher gain week-on-week, despite the break.

Teams – The Top 10
01 – 314,354 – Ferrari
02 – 217,595 – McLaren
03 – 141,871 – Red Bull
04 – 140,700 – Mercedes
05 – 125,437 – Lotus
06 – 82,340 – Caterham
07 – 75,753 – Marussia
08 – 71,785 – Williams
09 – 71,701 – Force India
10 – 67,635 – Sauber

Teams – Biggest Increases
01 – 1,913 – Red Bull
02 – 1,727 – Ferrari
03 – 1,597 – McLaren

Teams – Smallest Increases
01 – 344 – Toro Rosso
02 – 382 – Williams
03 – 466 – Caterham

The main movement is that Red Bull have finally moved ahead of Mercedes, as the graph shows, Red Bull have been closing on Mercedes for the past few months:

A comparison of the amount of Twitter followers Red Bull, Mercedes and Lotus have between April 2012 and August 2012.

The graph also shows Lotus closing on Mercedes, but they are closing on Mercedes marginally every week, so it is highly unlikely that Lotus will overtake Mercedes until very late this year, unless Lotus win a race of course!

At the opposite end of the spectrum, while Maldonaldo and Senna made big gains in the Drivers’ table, Williams recorded the second lowest gain.

Driver and Team statistics as of Tuesday 7th August 2012.

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