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Australia causes chaos on Christine's Rankings // In which the first race of the year throws points in all directions

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Australia is known for being one of the more manic events, and this weekend was no different. This year it has had a knock on effect in the rankings, as the drivers were up to plenty of mischief, and there are points to be awarded and removed all over the place.

A record number of 12 drivers are moving about the table, with Trulli making his debut. Just five drivers remain without a score on the board. Here goes!

Movements for Week 8

  • +1 Mark Webber: +1 for not letting the Twitter barage get him down
  • +1 Lucas di Grassi: +1 for posing for the best Big Picture ever.
  • +2 Heikki Kovalainen: +2 for making Amy's day
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: +1 for making his way through the field and thinking he could even win it from the back!
  • +2 Felipe Massa: +2 for making his best ever season start despite some scrappy driving.
  • +1 Sebastian Vettel: +1 for trying to learn the didgeridoo!
  • +1 Jaime Alguersuari: +1 for still being positive about life (and exclamation marks) despite just missing out on a point.
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: +2 for some rather fabulous overtaking but -1 for shouting at his team over the radio.
  • +1 Bruno Senna: +1 for also helping make Amy's day.
  • +1 Jenson Button: +1 for being - in Lou's words - a genius.
  • -1 Jarno Trulli: -1 for being ever so grumpy.
  • +1 Michael Schumacher: +1 for signing loads of autographs - I keep stumbling across photographs of the man greeting his fans

Standings for Week 8

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Karun Chandhok11
20Mark Webber111
31Lucas di Grassi19
4-1Timo Glock8
52Heikki Kovalainen27
6-1Fernando Alonso17
72Felipe Massa26
8-2Rubens Barrichello5
91Sebastian Vettel15
101Jaime Alguersuari14
11-3Nico Rosberg4
120Lewis Hamilton13
130Nico Hülkenberg2
140Robert Kubica2
151Jenson Button12
161Bruno Senna12
17-2Kamui Kobayashi1
180Sébastien Buemi0
190Pedro de la Rosa0
200Nick Heidfeld0
210Christian Klien0
220Vitantonio Liuzzi0
230Vitaly Petrov0
240Adrian Sutil0
251Sakon Yamamoto0
26-1Jarno Trulli-1-1
270Michael Schumacher1-7
Christine's Rankings Week 811-11Weeks8Karun ChandhokMark WebberLucas di GrassiTimo GlockHeikki KovalainenSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Phew! After last week where only a couple of drivers scored points, it's good to see that a race weekend brings out all the good and bad in the paddock. We're in Malaysia this weekend so I expect more of the same for next week's rankings. Let me know if you spot anything I should be aware of!

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