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Christine's Rankings draws to a close for 2011 // In which the final week of rankings sees a winner finish on top

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It's a bumper final week of Christine's Rankings this time, with suggestions pouring in from all over. Thanks to each and every one of you who has submitted something to the rankings over the course of a year, it's been a fascinating battle to watch, but there can only be one winner.

This week, there's a lot of end-of-year celebrations, with drivers keen on taking out their teams for meals and treats. There's also some reaction to driver swapping, plus some of the antics that occurred in Brazil. A fabulous way to end Christine's Rankings for 2011.

Movements for Week 43

  • +3 Sebastian Vettel: +1 for taking the team out for a meal during the Brazilian GP weekend. +2 for his fabulous answer to "why do you change your helmet so much?" in the BBC F1 awards.
  • +3 Jenson Button: +1 for taking the media out for a lunch, as mentioned by Crofty. +2 for his great reception to his award in the BBC F1 awards.
  • +5 Rubens Barrichello: +2 for taking the whole Williams team out for a karting treat. +2 for hanging out with Mark Webber pre-Brazil and letting him play on his race setup. +1 for stopping off to sign autographs for the fans.
  • +6 Mark Webber: +2 for hanging out with Rubens Barrichello pre-Brazilian GP and challenging him to a game or two. +2 for buying everyone a drink at the airport. +2 for being interviewed by an 11 year old and loving it.
  • +1 Heikki Kovalainen: +1 for taking his team out for dinner - mammoth amounts of Brazilian meat apparently.
  • +2 Karun Chandhok: +2 for amusing tweets about tiny little Pérez race suits.
  • +3 Vitantonio Liuzzi: +4 for the fabulous idea of a chalkboard helmet, but -1 for not necessarily thinking through all the consequences, plus what if it rained!
  • +5 Felipe Massa: +5 for doing some naughty little donuts at the end of the Brazilian GP (and also for avoiding crashing it... it was close!)
  • +3 Lewis Hamilton: +3 for making amends with Felipe Massa... for now.
  • +2 Bruno Senna: +2 for taking Macy Gray around a skid pan and making her squeal a little bit!
  • +2 Jérôme d'Ambrosio: +2 for being optimistic in the face of adversity... and in the face of being booted from Virgin.

Standings for Week 43

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Heikki Kovalainen186
20Jenson Button381
30Mark Webber678
40Lewis Hamilton373
50Rubens Barrichello547
60Nico Rosberg39
70Timo Glock38
80Karun Chandhok237
90Jérôme d'Ambrosio236
100Vitaly Petrov32
110Kamui Kobayashi31
120Sergio Pérez29
130Nick Heidfeld28
141Sebastian Vettel327
152Felipe Massa526
16-2Fernando Alonso24
17-1Paul di Resta24
180Sébastien Buemi20
190Jaime Alguersuari15
201Bruno Senna215
21-1Daniel Ricciardo15
220Jarno Trulli11
230Pastor Maldonado10
241Vitantonio Liuzzi310
25-1Narain Karthikeyan8
260Nico Hülkenberg6
270Michael Schumacher4
280Robert Kubica2
290Davide Valsecchi2
300Jean-Éric Vergne2
310Luiz Razia2
320Pedro de la Rosa1
330Adrian Sutil-2
Christine's Rankings Week 438601Weeks43Heikki KovalainenJenson ButtonMark WebberLewis HamiltonRubens BarrichelloSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

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