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Experience won this time - Christine's Rankings, Week 12 // A new leader makes it a three-way fight for the top spot

Published by Christine Blachford

Valtteri picks up a ping pong paddle
Credit: Daimler AG

Fernando Alonso's efforts across his Indy adventure and post-race graciousness have propelled him to take the top spot in the rankings this week. It's close at the top though, as three drivers are within three points of each other. However, just when you think it's safe, there are large points gains for other drivers too, including Nico Hülkenberg, and even Lance Stroll picked up a point.

We're heading into the Canadian race weekend, which is always a good one, and thus keep your eyes peeled for drivers doing interesting things. You really can have a huge impact on how it all works out!

Movements for Week 12

  • +6 Nico Hülkenberg: Spending a day driving around a track with Franck Montagny. That is all.
  • +1 Carlos Sainz Jr: Sainz wants a superhero power but he has caveats.
  • +1 Kimi Räikkönen: Taking part in a charity football match for Ferrari alongside Vettel - looks to be having a good time!
  • +1 Sebastian Vettel: Taking part in a charity football match for Ferrari alongside Räikkönen - looks to be having a good time!
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: I gave points before for a picture of these Red Bull caravans but racing them is something else!
  • +2 Max Verstappen: I gave points before for a picture of these Red Bull caravans but racing them is something else!
  • +5 Fernando Alonso: A heartwarming thank you speech for his Indy adventure, particularly enjoy his pronunciation of "un-scratch-ed."
  • +1 Felipe Massa: Good F1 knowledge in the latest Grill the Grid.
  • +1 Lance Stroll: Admitting he's got to brush up on some F1 history in the latest Grill the Grid.
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Good ping-pong match with Mercedes senior race engineer Ricci - guess who wins?
  • +2 Valtteri Bottas: Not so good ping-pong match with Mercedes race engineer Tony - guess who won?

Standings for Week 12

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
11Fernando Alonso532
2-1Daniel Ricciardo230
30Lewis Hamilton229
40Daniil Kvyat21
50Max Verstappen220
60Romain Grosjean16
70Carlos Sainz Jr116
87Nico Hülkenberg611
90Valtteri Bottas210
10-2Sergio Pérez10
11-1Felipe Massa19
120Sebastian Vettel18
13-2Esteban Ocon7
14-1Jenson Button6
151Kimi Räikkönen16
16-2Kevin Magnussen5
170Stoffel Vandoorne4
180Jolyon Palmer4
190Lance Stroll13
200Marcus Ericsson1
210Antonio Giovinazzi1
220Sergey Sirotkin0
230Pascal Wehrlein0
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