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Last Updated Jun 02, 2022, 12:26 PM

Twitter's Most Insulted F1 Teams at Monaco GP

After what seemed like eternity, the F1 world finally got an exciting Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari’s crucial mistake ended up hurting Charles LeClerc’s chances of winning his home grand prix and Sergio Perez drove fabulously to etch his name in the record books.

Due to the 2022 edition being such an eventful race, it’s no surprise that Twitter was buzzing.

We used our sentiment analysis tool to assess which drivers and teams got Twitterati’s adulation and which ones drew their ire.

Ferrari’s pit stop debacle made it the most insulted team on Twitter

Ferrari’s pit stop blunder and questionable tire strategy was undoubtedly the major point of discussion and the tifosi, as well as other F1 fans, on Twitter, did not mince their words for the Maranello based team.

Our analysis saw about 12000 tweets, containing swear words, directed at Ferrari. More than any other team, or driver, during the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix.

In fact, 30% of the 29,031 tweets mentioning Ferrari had a swear word or insult in them.

The most used insult for the team happened to be ‘rat’.

Carlos Sainz becomes the target for Charles LeClerc fans

The most insulted driver of the weekend happened to be Carlos Sainz, who, our analysis shows, received 860 tweets containing an insult. That means 24.5% of the tweets directed to him had an insult.

Looks like Sainz had to bear the brunt of disappointed LeClerc fans - something that his second place finish could not overcome.

In terms of overall number of tweets with insults, LeClerc led the way but our analysis did show that those insults were directed towards Ferrari and their crew, not the driver.

Methodology:

We analysed 145,716 tweets from the Monaco Grand Prix race weekend (practice+qualifying+race) and ran it through an automation tool for sentiment analysis

The sentiment analysis also provided us the percentage of tweets aimed at the drivers, containing swear words and insults

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