The Twitter outlook – End of season update

2012 has come and gone, and this is the last update with the 2012 drivers and teams from the Formula One season. As thus, after this update expect a few names to disappear from the drivers table whilst HRT will disappear from the teams table.

Drivers
01 – 1,404,622 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
02 – 1,293,003 – Jenson Button (McLaren)
03 – 1,291,438 – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
04 – 535,248 – Bruno Senna (Williams)
05 – 518,232 – Mark Webber (Red Bull)
06 – 368,158 – Sergio Perez (Sauber)
07 – 316,819 – Pastor Maldonaldo (Williams)
08 – 242,686 – Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
09 – 228,719 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
10 – 210,763 – Pedro de la Rosa (HRT)
11 – 204,992 – Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham)
12 – 182,159 – Paul di Resta (Force India)
13 – 165,604 – Narain Karthikeyan (HRT)
14 – 116,800 – Vitaly Petrov (Caterham)
15 – 104,001 – Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
16 – 102,037 – Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber)
17 – 101,265 – Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
18 – 93,918 – Timo Glock (Marussia)
19 – 58,193 – Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso)
20 – 41,512 – Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
21 – 26,172 – Charles Pic (Marussia)

In two milestones, Mark Webber has moved above 500,000 followers whilst in potentially the last check, Heikki Kovalainen has moved above 200,000 followers.

One change I forgot to make in the November end of month update was that Timo Glock should have been behind Romain Grosjean and Kamui Kobayashi, so apologies for that. For December, Kobayashi got in front of Grosjean but is now highly likely to drop out of the table altogether in 2013. Apart from that, the rest of the table is status quo.

Drivers – Increases
01 – 59,149 – Fernando Alonso (n/a)
02 – 47,849 – Lewis Hamilton (n/a)
03 – 33,950 – Jenson Button (n/a)
04 – 18,493 – Sergio Perez (up 2)
05 – 18,351 – Mark Webber (down 1)
06 – 16,343 – Felipe Massa (down 1)
Average driver = 13,278
07 – 13,144 – Pastor Maldonaldo (n/a)
08 – 10,650 – Bruno Senna (up 1)
09 – 8,000 – Narain Karthikeyan (up 6)
10 – 7,273 – Heikki Kovalainen (n/a)
11 – 6,999 – Kamui Kobayashi (up 2)
12 – 6,659 – Nico Rosberg (n/a)
13 – 5,983 – Pedro de la Rosa (down 5)
14 – 4,874 – Romain Grosjean (down 3)
15 – 4,773 – Paul di Resta (down 1)
16 – 3,683 – Daniel Ricciardo (up 2)
17 – 3,104 – Nico Hulkenberg (down 1)
18 – 2,871 – Vitaly Petrov (down 1)
19 – 2,617 – Timo Glock (up 1)
20 – 2,253 – Jean-Eric Vergne (down 1)
21 – 1,819 – 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 December’s table is over five weeks compared with four weeks for November.

Nevertheless, it is unsurprising to see all of the raw numbers down and relatively close together now we are in the off-season. Narain Karthikeyan for whatever reason increased six positions, whilst his team-mate for 2012 dropped five places.

Teams
01 – 402,307 – Ferrari
02 – 278,271 – McLaren
03 – 208,820 – Red Bull
04 – 172,434 – Mercedes
05 – 169,142 – Lotus
06 – 96,637 – Marussia
07 – 96,490 – Caterham
08 – 96,362 – Force India
09 – 95,576 – Sauber
10 – 87,872 – Williams
11 – 72,056 – HRT
12 – 59,964 – Toro Rosso

To milestones above is that Ferrari went above 400,000 and Red Bull went above 200,000. In a reversal of on the track, Marussia moved up above Caterham to finish 2012, albeit by a few hundred followers.

Teams – Increases
01 – 18,235 – Ferrari (n/a)
02 – 10,424 – Red Bull (n/a)
03 – 9,172 – McLaren (n/a)
04 – 8,080 – Lotus (n/a)
05 – 6,727 – Williams (up 7)
Average team = 6,407
06 – 5,871 – Mercedes (down 1)
07 – 4,025 – Marussia (up 1)
08 – 3,960 – Force India (down 1)
09 – 3,558 – Sauber (down 3)
10 – 2,809 – Caterham (up 1)
11 – 2,800 – Toro Rosso (down 1)
12 – 1,227 – HRT (down 3)

Surprisingly, Williams recorded a huge gain here, much higher than in previous months! The next update will be at the end of January with 2013’s teams and drivers.

Driver and Team statistics as of Monday 31st December 2012.

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