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You always have to look what others are doing - Christine's Rankings, Week 30 // Fun and games at Suzuka, including origami, masks and more

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Sergio's selfie
Credit: Sahara Force India

It's a massive week for rankings this week, as the Japanese Grand Prix weekend appears to have brought out the more relaxed side of our drivers. We've got videos galore, of bursting balloons, folding paper, and sitting face to face with the BBC's Tom Clarkson. There's also points for messing about with a cherry picker, and being the man in the terrifying mask.

Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo are essentially neck and neck as we head into the final stretch of the rankings season. There's still plenty of time for someone to catch up though, so do make sure you keep an eye out for anybody doing anything points worthy, and let me know!

Movements for Week 30

  • +3 Max Verstappen: Starting a friendly rivalry (for the moment) with teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
  • +3 Daniel Ricciardo: Starting a friendly rivalry (for the moment) with teammate Max Verstappen.
  • +2 Esteban Ocon: Epic jigsaw skills.
  • +3 Lewis Hamilton: Not sure I totally agree with the ways and means of Lewis' press conference protest but can't argue with the message.
  • +4 Daniel Ricciardo: Brilliant, brilliant reaction to being told he's no longer in the championship fight.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Still being cheeky with some more teammate banter.
  • +3 Kevin Magnussen: Nice little Q&A on the BBC, with reference to Hamilton's hair and being confused with Marcus Ericsson!
  • +1 Nico Rosberg: Being his own cameraman and lighting crew!
  • +2 Nico Hülkenberg: Points for admitting that current F1 strategies can make your face collapse!
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Getting a bit emosh referencing the fun of being in Japan.
  • +1 Nico Hülkenberg: Managing a very respectable origami swan, and making fun of Checo along the way.
  • +1 Sergio Pérez: Going for speed over substance, as perhaps an F1 driver should, with his origami efforts.
  • +5 Lewis Hamilton: He had quite the weekend of it, Lewis, but at least he had a little bit of fun, at Crofty's expense.
  • +2 Jenson Button: Still showing the fans a good time even when being the man behind the mask.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Fun little video bursting balloons, I can think of a better way though.

Standings for Week 30

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
11Daniel Ricciardo1051
2-1Fernando Alonso44
30Felipe Massa41
40Nico Rosberg139
50Jenson Button235
60Carlos Sainz Jr30
72Lewis Hamilton830
8-1Romain Grosjean28
9-1Sebastian Vettel28
100Max Verstappen321
110Nico Hülkenberg320
120Valtteri Bottas15
130Esteban Gutiérrez12
143Kevin Magnussen311
15-1Kimi Räikkönen11
16-1Jolyon Palmer8
17-1Daniil Kvyat8
180Marcus Ericsson7
191Sergio Pérez16
20-1Felipe Nasr5
210Rio Haryanto5
220Stoffel Vandoorne4
230Pascal Wehrlein3
242Esteban Ocon22
25-1Alfonso Celis Jr0
26-1Charles Leclerc0
270Sergey Sirotkin0
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