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A nice butcher's look, mate - Christine's Rankings, Week 18 // Practicing English, playing to the crowds and losing to the competition

Published by Christine Blachford

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The drivers engaged in plenty of activities to build up to the British Grand Prix, including the last-minute but well organised London Live thing. There were also events going on at Silverstone itself, particularly for Force India who live just next door, and the crowd seemed to really engage with everyone throughout the four days at the track.

There are also points for going up against a WEC driver, for practicing the local London dialect, and catching the tube with the normal people! Do let me know if you've spotted anything pointsworthy, we can't let Ricciardo run away with it this year!

Movements for Week 18

  • -10 Lewis Hamilton: Being the only driver not present at F1's Live in London celebration, and also being quite blatant about not being there.
  • +1 Esteban Ocon: I love, love, love this cockney rhyming slang video, all the drivers make me laugh but Ocon gets points for trying to rhyme "peers" with stairs.
  • +1 Romain Grosjean: I love, love, love this cockney rhyming slang video, all the drivers make me laugh but Grosjean gets points for hearing fruit and immediately thinking alcohol!
  • +1 Nico Hülkenberg: I love, love, love this cockney rhyming slang video, all the drivers make me laugh but Hülkenberg gets a point for saying "butcher's look" and clearly misunderstanding the whole point of the game. Adorbz!
  • +2 Carlos Sainz Jr: Riding on the tube with a lot of unsuspecting passengers.
  • +2 Max Verstappen: Max is taking his run of bad fortune well, and has lowered his expectations somewhat for Silverstone.
  • +2 Nico Hülkenberg: Well made video from CNN, Hülkenberg crossing the streams with a tennis interview. Sneaky info about Kvyat too.
  • +3 Lewis Hamilton: Inviting Billy Monger to the British GP, a lovely gesture and Billy looked very well and happy!
  • +1 Sebastian Vettel: The corner name/number thing doesn't bother me but it does at least show some respect and reverence for the track they're racing on.
  • +1 Max Verstappen: The corner name/number thing doesn't bother me but it does at least show some respect and reverence for the track they're racing on.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: I reckon there should be an F1 grid photobomb competition, because Daniel has submitted the first entry.
  • +1 Felipe Massa: Love how much Massa appears to be enjoying this photo.
  • +1 Esteban Ocon: Great fan engagement, and winning the floating ball competition.
  • +1 Sergio Pérez: Great fan engagement, and deftly sidestepping the Mercedes question.
  • -2 Daniel Ricciardo: Sullying the good name of F1 by losing a competition with WEC driver Darren Turner. He took it in good spirits though.

Standings for Week 18

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo-149
20Fernando Alonso38
31Max Verstappen329
4-1Lewis Hamilton-727
50Valtteri Bottas26
60Daniil Kvyat21
70Romain Grosjean120
80Carlos Sainz Jr220
91Nico Hülkenberg315
10-1Kevin Magnussen12
111Esteban Ocon212
12-1Sebastian Vettel112
130Sergio Pérez111
140Felipe Massa110
150Kimi Räikkönen8
160Jenson Button8
170Stoffel Vandoorne7
180Lance Stroll5
190Marcus Ericsson2
200Jolyon Palmer2
210Antonio Giovinazzi1
220Pascal Wehrlein1
230Sergey Sirotkin0
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