While Jenson Button mightn’t have much to boast about in terms of recent success on the track, he does have some bragging rights off it: he’s the first driver on this year’s grid to crack one million Twitter followers.
With the campaign led by his attractive model girlfriend Jessica Michibata and his loyal fan base, the Englishman cracked the one million followers milestone overnight.
That being said, he’s not the first F1 pilot to have managed the feat. Last year, former F1-turned-IndyCar driver Rubens Barrichello – a long-time Twitter user – passed the milestone.
With all but three of this year’s F1 drivers on Twitter – the exceptions include Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen – Button leads the way from team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who has 877,000 followers on his official feed.
New to Twitter is championship leader Fernando Alonso, who has proven to be both adept and funny in his social media interactions. In just a few short months, he’s already amassed 745,000 followers.
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