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A bumper week for Christine's Rankings // In which Chandhok picks up a haul of rankings points

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With the return of Formula One, and the Bahrain Grand Prix, comes a mammoth week for Christine's Rankings. Drivers have been in the spotlight more than ever since our ranking system was introduced, and there was plenty to take note of.

Chandhok, in particular, has done very well. After such a difficult start to the season for the new Hispania driver, he carried himself well and went up in a lot of people's estimation. Meanwhile Kobayashi finally gets some points on the board this week.

Movements for Week 6

  • +10 Karun Chandhok: +2 for this funny Twitpic (spotted by Pat), +2 for the quote: "The more time they spend talking to me, the less time they have to work on the car", +2 for just wanting to keep out of everyone's way, +2 for being calm when all the odds were against him, and +2 for being generally quite awesome.
  • +4 Mark Webber: +1 for having a peek at the McLaren and +3 for a fabulous tweet.
  • -1 Lucas di Grassi: -1 because he just wasn't visible enough over the weekend.
  • +2 Fernando Alonso: +2 for weaving his way across the finish line. It's a risky game but it's good to see a happy A-Lo again.
  • +2 Rubens Barrichello: +2 for being cheeky about Schumacher on the BBC build up.
  • +2 Nico Rosberg: +2 for finishing ahead of Schumi in every single session.
  • -1 Heikki Kovalainen: +1 for a shiny new website but -2 for reminding me about the horse.
  • +2 Jenson Button: +2 because the ad that lost him points last week was actually quite funny.
  • +1 Kamui Kobayashi: +1 for a rather fun overtaking move during Free Practice.
  • -2 Michael Schumacher: -2 for wearing a purple scarf like the one I am never going to wear again.

Standings for Week 6

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
113Karun Chandhok1011
21Mark Webber410
3-1Timo Glock8.5
4-3Lucas di Grassi-18
50Fernando Alonso26
62Rubens Barrichello25
75Nico Rosberg24
8-2Felipe Massa4
9-2Sebastian Vettel4
10-6Heikki Kovalainen-13
11-2Lewis Hamilton2
12-2Nico Hülkenberg2
13-2Robert Kubica2
14-1Jaime Alguersuari1
155Kamui Kobayashi11
1610Jenson Button21
17-2Bruno Senna1
18-2Sébastien Buemi0
19-2Pedro de la Rosa0
20-2Nick Heidfeld0
21-2Christian Klien0
22-1Vitantonio Liuzzi0
23-1Vitaly Petrov0
24-1Adrian Sutil0
25-1Jarno Trulli0
26-1Sakon Yamamoto0
270Michael Schumacher-2-8
Christine's Rankings Week 611-11Weeks6Karun ChandhokMark WebberTimo GlockLucas di GrassiFernando AlonsoSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

It's been a fabulous week watching the drivers do what they do, and thanks to everyone who pointed things out that should be considered for the rankings. More of the same for next week, please.

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