The Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend was an eventful one, with Sebastian Vettel beating crowd favourites to clinch first place. Conversations peaked at just over 7, 000 mentions at 10pm on 20 September, as fans took to Twitter and Facebook to celebrate Team Ferrari’s win.



So, who were Formula 1’s winners on social media?

Uber races ahead of GrabTaxi

Not wanting to be left behind, smartphone-based taxi booking rivals Uber and GrabTaxi launched their own Formula 1 promotions, offering users free rides from their fleet of supercars.

According to Digimind Social’s comparison tool, Uber overtook GrabTaxi by 14% for volume of Formula 1 related conversations. Now that’s what we call a neck-and-neck race!

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Judging by how mentions about Uber and GrabTaxi centered around supercars, it’s clear that many were looking forward to catching a ride. The lucky few went on Twitter and Instagram to show off their sweet rides, as well as their appreciation for their favourite car brands.

However, while Uber had a larger share of voice, it was GrabTaxi that engaged their community the most during the Formula 1 weekend, consistently trumping their rival in terms of interactions and publications on their social media channels.

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Here’s a look at their best performing post on Instagram, which scored a 44% engagement rate on Digimind Social Analytics:

Maroon 5 takes center stage

Likewise, music lovers were in for a treat, as the Grand Prix festivities brought international acts to the stage. American pop rock band Maroon 5 proved to be the most popular, overtaking Pharrell and even Bon Jovi to dominate 40% of conversations about the Formula 1 concerts on social media!

Their winning streak continued well after their gig on 19 September, compared to rapper Pharrell, whose mentions dropped by 50% after his performance on 18 September.

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We suspect that frontman Adam Levine had something to do with it…

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