Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Indycar Twitter Stats

So last July, something hit me. I was wondering which drivers gain the most followers and which drivers people seem to attract to on Twitter as they follow them. So this table is what I came up with. These are all of the drivers involved in Indycar including the Mazda Road to Indy, with a couple of miscellaneous Indycar related Twitter peeps in there. The first column is the rank the drivers had with largest to smallest number of followers on July 28th, 2012, which when I took these stats. Next column is the driver listed. The next column is the amount of followers the driver had in July. Next to that is the amount of followers the driver has now. Using those new follower numbers, I ranked them once again. The change column is the change in rank from July to now. Not that followers on Twitter is a competition, but it helps see which drivers are gaining followers:

Rank in July        Driver     7/28/2012             2/5/2013    New Rank     Change
1 Tony Kanaan 536673 578930 1 0
2 Arie Luyendyk Jr 92922 126883 2 0
9 EJ Viso 47647 120734 3 6
3 AJ Allmendinger 74024 90043 4 1
5 Dario Franchitti 72567 86318 5 0
4 Indycar Account 73494 79626 6 -2
7 Helio Castroneves 67000 78462 7 0
6 Alex Tagliani 67803 67508 8 -2
8 Marco Andretti 48470 52727 9 -1
10 Scott Dixon 47379 49796 10 0
13 Graham Rahal 28456 44163 11 2
39 Townsend Bell 5406 37829 12 27
11 Ana Beatriz 33124 35649 13 -2
12 Will Power 30680 34665 14 -2
16 Ryan Hunter-Reay 24559 28832 15 1
14 Ryan Briscoe 25408 28110 16 -2
15 Paul Tracy 24905 26726 17 -2
17 James Hinchcliffe 22674 26471 18 -1
18 Justin Wilson 19848 22091 19 -1
19 Simona de Silvestro 18690 20944 20 -1
21 Takuma Sato 15367 17881 21 0
23 JR Hildebrand 14628 16391 22 1
20 Tomas Scheckter 15596 16361 23 -3
22 Randy Bernard 15065 16093 24 -2
24 Oriol Servia 12952 14683 25 -1
26 Gustavo Yacaman 11672 14168 26 0
33 Alex Lloyd 7308 13621 27 6
27 Ed Carpenter 11553 12956 28 -1
25 Mike Conway 11687 12749 29 -4
28 Pippa Mann 11340 12407 30 -2
31 Esteban Guerrieri 8268 11389 31 0
30 Sebastian Saavedra 8528 10350 32 -2
45 Zach Veach 2161 9876 33 12
32 Katherine Legge 8018 9581 34 -2
36 Simon Pagenaud 6952 9556 35 1
29 James Jakes 8652 9086 36 -7
34 Conor Daly 7257 8731 37 -3
35 Charlie Kimball 7188 8661 38 -3
37 Josef Newgarden 6183 8229 39 -2
38 Bryan Clauson 5676 7254 40 -2
40 Beaux Barfield 5209 6169 41 -1
46 Sebastien Bourdais 1875 4401 42 4
43 Martin Plowman 3624 4382 43 0
42 Wade Cunningham 3781 4329 44 -2
41 Connor De Phillippi 4071 4277 45 -4
44 Stefan Wilson 2422 2750 46 -2
47 Anders Krohn 1687 1863 47 0
48 Sage Karam 1487 1767 48 0
49 Peter Dempsey 1273 1607 49 0
53 Carlos Munoz 738 1154 50 3
54 Tristan Vautier 603 1151 51 3
51 Spencer Pigot 803 1091 52 -1
50 Gustavo Menezes 971 1071 53 -3
52 Stefan Rzadzinski 776 876 54 -2
56 Matt Brabham 334 789 55 1
55 Petri Suvanto 539 668 56 -1
58 Jack Hawksworth 269 523 57 1
57 David Ostella 279 343 58 -1


Here is the ranking of drivers by percent change using the percent change formula { [(Y2-Y1) / Y1] x 100 }


Townsend Bell 599.8
Zach Veach 357.1
EJ Viso 153.4
Matt Brabham 136.2
Sebastien Bourdais 134.7
Jack Hawksworth 94.4
Tristan Vautier 90.9
Alex Lloyd 86.4
Carlos Munoz 56.4
Graham Rahal 55.2
Esteban Guerrieri 37.8
Simon Pagenaud 37.5
Arie Luyendyk Jr 36.5
Spencer Pigot 35.9
Josef Newgarden 33.1
Bryan Clauson 27.8
Peter Dempsey 26.2
Petri Suvanto 23.9
David Ostella 22.9
AJ Allmendinger 21.6
Gustavo Yacaman 21.4
Sebastian Saavedra 21.4
Martin Plowman 21
Charlie Kimball 20.5
Katherine Legge 19.5
Dario Franchitti 18.9
Beaux Barfield 18.4
James Hinchcliffe 18
Ryan Hunter-Reay 17.4
Helio Castroneves 17.1
Sage Karam 16.8
Takuma Sato 16.4
Conor Daly 16
Wade Cunningham 14.5
Stefan Wilson 13.5
Oriol Servia 13.4
Will Power 13
Stefan Rzadzinski 12.9
Simona de Silvestro 12.1
JR Hildebrand 12.1
Ed Carpenter 12.1
Justin Wilson 11.3
Ryan Briscoe 10.6
Anders Krohn 10.4
Gustavo Menezes 10.3
Pippa Mann 9.4
Mike Conway 9.1
Marco Andretti 8.8
Indycar Account 8.3
Tony Kanaan 7.8
Ana Beatriz 7.6
Paul Tracy 7.3
Randy Bernard 6.8
Scott Dixon 5.1
Connor De Phillippi 5.1
Tomas Scheckter 5
James Jakes 5
Alex Tagliani 0.4

Anything surprising? Let me know what you think!

-Matthew Hickey

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