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Being late gets quite a lot of points on Christine's Rankings this week // In which running to catch the bus takes on a whole new meaning

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The British Grand Prix always seems to be full of unusual activities and PR events, particularly for the British drivers, but this week we also got to see Fernando Alonso driving an old car. He picks up some points for his pre-race laps, and being late because of them. We've also seen lots of drivers on TV, and there are points galore for those, plus a little bit of music gets in there too.

Here are the points I've dished out this week, a little bit later than normal.

Movements for Week 23

  • +2 Jenson Button: +2 for taking the mick out of Jake Humphrey and Martin Brundle via video link on the One Show. +1 for braving the elements for their sponsors. -1 for failing big-style at the jet-ski challenge.
  • +6 Lewis Hamilton: +2 for taking the mick out of Jake Humphrey and Martin Brundle via video link on the One Show. +2 for making a Queen's Guard flinch. +2 for being ace at the jet ski challenge. +1 for braving the elements for their sponsors. -1 for being a bit grumpy about the promo work he had to do.
  • -2 Luiz Razia: -2 because, as pointed out by Pat last week, he was a big ol' grump at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • +3 Heikki Kovalainen: +3 for taking his conversations with fans to another level, even if it is Facebook.
  • +5 Sebastian Vettel: +3 for being pretty amusing on Top Gear. +2 for his excellent helmet.
  • +2 Felipe Massa: +2 for teasing Vettel about not getting pole position during qualifying.
  • +5 Paul di Resta: +4 for heading on stage and taking up the maracas despite a rather difficult day at Silverstone. +1 for an amusing, if slightly odd, walk with DC.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: +1 for being pretty frank, honest but positive about his first weekend in F1, even though you could tell he was secretly disappointed about the pace of the car.
  • +10 Fernando Alonso: +2 for doing a waving lap in an old Ferrari, +1 for doing a fast lap, and +7 for being prepared to run after the driver's parade truck having missed it.

Standings for Week 23

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Heikki Kovalainen349
20Jenson Button246
30Mark Webber43
40Lewis Hamilton642
50Rubens Barrichello32
60Jérôme d'Ambrosio27
70Nico Rosberg24
80Timo Glock23
90Nick Heidfeld22
102Paul di Resta521
11-1Karun Chandhok20
12-1Sergio Pérez18
131Sebastian Vettel517
14-1Vitaly Petrov15
156Fernando Alonso1014
16-1Felipe Massa214
17-1Kamui Kobayashi10
18-1Sébastien Buemi8
19-1Pastor Maldonado6
20-1Michael Schumacher5
21-1Narain Karthikeyan5
222Daniel Ricciardo13
23-1Robert Kubica2
24-1Vitantonio Liuzzi2
250Davide Valsecchi2
260Jarno Trulli2
270Nico Hülkenberg1
280Jaime Alguersuari1
290Pedro de la Rosa0
301Bruno Senna0
311Jean-Éric Vergne0
32-2Luiz Razia-2-2
330Adrian Sutil-3
Christine's Rankings Week 234901Weeks23Heikki KovalainenJenson ButtonMark WebberLewis HamiltonRubens BarrichelloSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

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