The Twitter outlook

Winter is now in full force, the 2012 Formula One season is over, and it should be a few months of quietness in the Twitter outlook. Which means that this is the last weekly update for a little while until March. The end of month updates, however, will continue so the next time I check the counters will be on New Year’s Eve.

For this update and December’s update the 2012 line-up will be used, but from January, some drivers’ will be getting automatically eliminated and removed from the table in preparation for a new bunch.

Drivers
01 – 1,345,473 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
02 – 1,259,053 – Jenson Button (McLaren)
03 – 1,243,589 – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
04 – 524,598 – Bruno Senna (Williams)
05 – 499,881 – Mark Webber (Red Bull)
06 – 349,665 – Sergio Perez (Sauber)
07 – 303,675 – Pastor Maldonaldo (Williams)
08 – 226,343 – Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
09 – 222,060 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
10 – 204,780 – Pedro de la Rosa (HRT)
11 – 197,719 – Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham)
12 – 177,386 – Paul di Resta (Force India)
13 – 157,604 – Narain Karthikeyan (HRT)
14 – 113,929 – Vitaly Petrov (Caterham)
15 – 100,897 – Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
16 – 91,301 – Timo Glock (Marussia)
17 – 96,391 – Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
18 – 95,038 – Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber)
19 – 54,510 – Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso)
20 – 39,259 – Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
21 – 24,353 – Charles Pic (Marussia)

In the penultimate check of the year, both Ferrari drivers moved up a position in the table, Fernando Alonso moving into the lead ahead of Jenson Button and Felipe Massa overtaking Nico Rosberg. It shall be interesting to see if Rosberg moves up a lot more in the New Year with Lewis Hamilton as his team-mate. Further down, Romain Grosjean went ahead of Kamui Kobayashi, but it is within the realms of possibility that both of those drivers’ may disappear after the update at the end of December.

Regarding milestones, Nico Hulkenberg went above 100,000 followers, while Pedro de la Rosa moved above 200,000 followers.

Drivers – Increases
01 – 144,705 – Fernando Alonso (n/a)
02 – 69,707 – Lewis Hamilton (n/a)
03 – 44,901 – Jenson Button (n/a)
04 – 28,756 – Mark Webber (up 2)
05 – 28,525 – Felipe Massa (n/a)
06 – 21,694 – Sergio Perez (down 2)
Average driver = 21,454
07 – 12,742 – Pastor Maldonaldo (n/a)
08 – 12,275 – Pedro de la Rosa (up 3)
09 – 12,100 – Bruno Senna (down 1)
10 – 9,453 – Heikki Kovalainen (up 5)
11 – 9,383 – Romain Grosjean (up 2)
12 – 9,130 – Nico Rosberg (down 3)
13 – 7,807 – Kamui Kobayashi (down 3)
14 – 7,083 – Paul di Resta (n/a)
15 – 6,840 – Narain Karthikeyan (down 3)
16 – 6,335 – Nico Hulkenberg (up 1)
17 – 4,388 – Vitaly Petrov (down 1)
18 – 3,788 – Daniel Ricciardo (up 1)
19 – 3,225 – Jean-Eric Vergne (up 1)
20 – 2,946 – Timo Glock (down 2)
21 – 2,410 – Charles Pic (n/a)

The top three above are identical their position in the same table last month. It is worth noting though that the raw values are not directly comparable as November’s table is over four weeks compared with five weeks for October.

Fernando Alonso’s monthly increase is his second highest, having recorded a 153,000 gain back in June. Elsewhere, it is surprising to note that Felipe Massa and Bruno Senna did not go up any positions despite it being their home race, in fact Senna moved down a position.

Teams
01 – 384,072 – Ferrari
02 – 269,099 – McLaren
03 – 198,396 – Red Bull
04 – 166,563 – Mercedes
05 – 161,062 – Lotus
06 – 93,681 – Caterham
07 – 92,612 – Marussia
08 – 92,402 – Force India
09 – 92,018 – Sauber
10 – 81,145 – Williams
11 – 70,829 – HRT
12 – 57,164 – Toro Rosso

No changes above, Caterham down to Sauber are still extremely close. Interestingly, over on their Facebook, some Caterham fans were saying how they would unlike them if they got rid of Heikki Kovalainen. I wonder if we could see a negative increase in the next month or two if that did indeed happen.

Teams – Increases
01 – 22,898 – Ferrari (n/a)
02 – 20,254 – Red Bull (n/a)
03 – 17,064 – McLaren (n/a)
04 – 13,528 – Lotus (up 1)
05 – 6,505 – Mercedes (down 1)
Average team = 9,176
06 – 6,012 – Sauber (n/a)
07 – 5,840 – Force India (n/a)
08 – 5,198 – Marussia (n/a)
09 – 3,986 – HRT (n/a)
10 – 3,066 – Toro Rosso (up 1)
11 – 2,987 – Caterham (down 1)
12 – 2,784 – Williams (n/a)

So no weekly updates from now, the next update will be on New Year’s Eve for this particular series with the December round-up.
Driver and Team statistics as of Monday 26th November 2012.

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