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Gesticulating a lot - Christine's Rankings, Week 3 - Alonso and Ricciardo make great strides up the table

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Alonso makes gains in week three
Credit: McLaren

The racing action continued in Bahrain this past weekend, which allowed us some more great driver interactions - with each other, with the media and with the fans. It makes up for an incredibly quiet week beforehand, and gives us a change at the top of the rankings table.

This week we've got some fun and games with a Massa quiz, as well as the Toro Rosso boys trying not to punch each other, and an epic airport ride. Don't forget, if you have suggestions, there's a form waiting just for you.

Movements for Week 3

  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: He's being a bit grumpy about Nico's wins here, but I do agree with him that five victories over two separate seasons doesn't mean as much as everyone says.
  • -10 Lewis Hamilton: I mean, look. What was he thinking?
  • +1 Nico Hülkenberg: Being a bit cheeky about Sergio Pérez's football skills in the Force India podcast.
  • +2 Fernando Alonso: Confronting Johnny Herbert about whether he should retire or not. Awkward!
  • +3 Lewis Hamilton: Sticking it to the man by posting Snapchat videos from inside the paddock. Or trying to, at least.
  • +2 Carlos Sainz Jr: Having great fun and being remarkably honest during a fun karting challenge for Sky Sports F1.
  • +2 Max Verstappen: Having great fun and being remarkably honest during a fun karting challenge for Sky Sports F1.
  • +5 Daniel Ricciardo: Being pretty awesome around the airport and a bonus BTTF reference!
  • +4 Felipe Massa: Eight points on's Grill the Grid quiz is not bad at all! Boo for not knowing Rob Smedley's home town though.
  • +1 Daniil Kvyat: There's something about this simple pre-practice video I like, even though he's blatantly just showing off the view from his hotel room.
  • +2 Jenson Button: Practicing his TV presenting skills again in the second episode of Honda Racing TV.

Standings for Week 3

This week's standings
11Fernando Alonso26
23Felipe Massa46
3-2Kevin Magnussen5
414Daniel Ricciardo55
5-1Jenson Button24
6-3Esteban Gutiérrez3
7-1Nico Rosberg2
811Carlos Sainz Jr22
911Max Verstappen22
10-3Sebastian Vettel2
112Nico Hülkenberg11
122Daniil Kvyat11
13-5Jolyon Palmer1
14-5Valtteri Bottas0
150Alfonso Celis Jr0
16-6Marcus Ericsson0
17-6Romain Grosjean0
18-6Rio Haryanto0
19-4Felipe Nasr0
20-4Sergio Pérez0
21-4Kimi Räikkönen0
220Stoffel Vandoorne0
23-2Pascal Wehrlein0
24-2Lewis Hamilton-5-5
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