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Ricciardo rules the rankings

Daniel takes home his third Christine's Rankings title

Sidepodcast: Ricciardo rules the rankings

by Christine

The Christine's Rankings championship for 2017 has come to a close, and there can only be one winner. Whereas there was only one way the real F1 championship was going to go, this year's rankings could have been anyone's. It was close to start with but gradually it became apparent one driver had the edge on the others, and it is he that has secured the title. So, let us celebrate the 2017 Rankings champion - Daniel Ricciardo!

I have to remember that one - Christine's Rankings, Week 37

Final points round up of the year as the champion earns his crown

Sidepodcast: I have to remember that one - Christine's Rankings, Week 37

by Christine

It's the final Christine's Rankings update of the season, and with it comes a new championship. Well, no, not a new champion and not a surprise one either - Daniel Ricciardo has absolutely dominated the rankings this year, and we will celebrate his championship defence a little later. For now, enjoy the final wrap up from Abu Dhabi, which includes plenty of quiz questions and fan Q&As, plus some bellydancing and bottle throwing.

It's still three months until Valentine's Day - Christine's Rankings, Week 35

A new power couple in F1, as Brazil brings out the best

Sidepodcast: It's still three months until Valentine's Day - Christine's Rankings, Week 35

by Christine

We're drawing ever so close towards the end of Christine's Rankings for 2017, with just two weeks after this one for drivers to get some last minute points on the board. That being the case, you're needed more than ever, to let me know of anything you've spotted that might be pointsworthy. Ricciardo has a healthy lead, but there have been bigger swings than that in the past, so it really could all change before the season is up.

She's a fan, hence the hat - Christine's Rankings, Week 30

Passing the time in Suzuka with the fans

Sidepodcast: She's a fan, hence the hat - Christine's Rankings, Week 30

by Christine

At this point in the rankings season, I'd usually be saying the competition is wide open and it's all to play for. Granted, there are still a good few weeks left but, just like the actual Formula One championship, things are very much headed in the direction of one particular driver. Every single day, Daniel Ricciardo is doing new and brilliant things to engage with fans and generally just bring the fun. Amazing.

I cut his cake - Christine's Rankings, Week 29

Cakes and competitions in Malaysia, street racing in Tokyo

Sidepodcast: I cut his cake - Christine's Rankings, Week 29

by Christine

It's getting to that point in the Formula One season when things start to get serious. There are two championships up for grabs, and it's eyes down, concentrate to see who is going to win it. Here at Sidepodcast though, it's a different story, as we search for the lighter side of the sport. This week, there are points for drivers going head to head with their boss, taking on the team in a different game, and hitting the streets in a kart and a costume.

Vamos, vamos, vamos! - Christine's Rankings, Week 27

All that happened in Singapore aside from that first lap

Sidepodcast: Vamos, vamos, vamos! - Christine's Rankings, Week 27

by Christine

Certain power unit news has been dominating the headlines, and certain first lap chaos has been dominating our thoughts, but there was more to the Singapore weekend than all that. Drivers were up to all sorts of mischief, and I caught as much of it as I could and handed out points where possible. Carlos Sainz picked up a good haul this weekend, but leader Daniel Ricciardo knows what he's doing!

Save the best for last - Christine's Rankings, Week 26

Quiet week to build up to F1's original night race

Sidepodcast: Save the best for last - Christine's Rankings, Week 26

by Christine

After a bumper couple of weeks, things have quietened down for the drivers as they build up their strength for what is one of the longest and hardest races on the calendar - Singapore. There's still some time for fun and games though, with an epic Ferrari Grill the Grid (may be the first time I've ever seen those boys in the same room at the same time), as well as plenty of insightful interviews.

Heikki was into hardcore heavy metal - Christine's Rankings, Week 25

How to pass the time when bad weather sets in

Sidepodcast: Heikki was into hardcore heavy metal - Christine's Rankings, Week 25

by Christine

There was all sorts going on in Monza, both on and off the track! This week we've got points for having a bit of a vendetta, for spending some quality time with your teammate, for indulging in a spot of cake and having an unusual birthday present as well. There are also points for karting on a track within a track, as well as trying desperately to play games under your own name.

Not too bad for you, old boy - Christine's Rankings, Week 24

Vandoorne and Verstappen celebrate home races (of sorts)

Sidepodcast: Not too bad for you, old boy - Christine's Rankings, Week 24

by Christine

The summer break is long gone and Formula One is back racing, which means the drivers are picking up rankings points all over the place. From their training montages, to cake in the paddock, as well as a bizarre Saturday morning television reprisal featuring Lewis Hamilton, there's plenty to look out for this week. Points are also awarded for impromptu dancing on the circuit and for standing on your head on the water.

You should have been more convincing - Christine's Rankings, Week 23

Catching up with off-season activities for everyone

Sidepodcast: You should have been more convincing - Christine's Rankings, Week 23

by Christine

After a week off, Christine's Rankings is back to hand out points for the most interesting and more importantly fun things that the drivers have been doing. Building up to the return of the season in Belgium, there's been some training, some quiz questions, some charity work and plenty of other sporting endeavours along the way. Oh, and Grosjean holds a tortoise.

Money for nothing! - Christine's Rankings, Week 21

Things go quiet as drivers head on their holidays

Sidepodcast: Money for nothing! - Christine's Rankings, Week 21

by Christine

We've had a bumper couple of weeks of rankings points but naturally as Formula One goes on its summer break, the activity and pointsworthy moments trail off. There's still a few drivers up to no good though, particularly the Red Bull boys who are showing off their holiday plans, the McLaren boys who have a few questions to answer, and Valtteri Bottas who reveals some very interesting things about himself!

My shoes are too small - Christine's Rankings, Week 20

Diving into the deep end and messing about with memes

Sidepodcast: My shoes are too small - Christine's Rankings, Week 20

by Christine

This week, there are points for everything that occurred leading up, during, and after the Hungarian Grand Prix, which includes Fernando Alonso embracing everything to do with that deckchair, Kimi Räikkönen with some amusing radio messages, and Paul di Resta dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected weekend. Daniel Ricciardo holds on to the top spot, with movement from Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa further down the order.

How the bloody hell are ya? - Christine's Rankings, Week 17

Red Bull and Ricciardo make the most of their home race

Sidepodcast: How the bloody hell are ya? - Christine's Rankings, Week 17

by Christine

Daniel Ricciardo, defending champion of Christine's Rankings, is doing all he can to stamp his mark on this year's competition. It was the Red Bull team's home race this past weekend, and boy did both Daniel and Max get up to a lot of mischief. The Australian has rocketed to a solid lead in the table, but no lead is unassailable and it only takes one mis-step for everything to turn around.

No, no, nothing from Kimi - Christine's Rankings, Week 16

What would you get Vettel for a birthday gift?

Sidepodcast: No, no, nothing from Kimi - Christine's Rankings, Week 16

by Christine

We've been applauding the improved frequency of F1.com videos this season, but one of their old staples Grill the Grid has been providing plenty of points on the rankings in 2017. This week it's the turn of the Red Bull boys, and, as you can imagine, they have a lot of fun along the way. We've also got points for fashion this week, as well as (shock, horror) the Ferrari duo getting involved in a fun ad campaign!

I just want to breathe in the Baku sunshine - Christine's Rankings, Week 15

Before, after and during the surprising Azerbaijan race

Sidepodcast: I just want to breathe in the Baku sunshine - Christine's Rankings, Week 15

by Christine

With so much happening on track, it's understandable that the drivers weren't getting up to quite so much mischief in the paddock, thus it is a quieter rankings week this time out. There's still time for some juggling, and some singing, as well as a glimpse at the Force India boys in happier times - will they still be like that after what happened in Baku?

So it's Rubens... and someone else - Christine's Rankings, Week 14

Equal second place as the competition heats up

Sidepodcast: So it's Rubens... and someone else - Christine's Rankings, Week 14

by Christine

The week between races can often be a bit slow for driver activity, but that's not the case this time out. We've got reactions from the Le Mans event, a new drink related extra-curricular activity and looking for pace even in the most mundane of places. Canada's been and gone and it's over to Baku the drivers are heading, so we'll be watching closely to see what they get up to.