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He's not braking for animals - Christine's Rankings, Week 13 // Dealing with the wildlife and the post race emotions from Canada

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Vettel all smiles in Canada
Credit: Foto Studio Colombo

The drivers love the Canadian Grand Prix, and their happiness was clear to see from the social media interactions. This week, there are points awarded for taking the tourist route around Montreal, laughing and joking about the Canadian wildlife on camera and also via a track map, as well as meeting your heroes.

In terms of the rankings battle, Ricciardo retains his lead, with Felipe Massa happily maintaining the gap in second place. Jenson Button has closed the gap to his teammate in third place, which is, let's face it, nothing like the real championship standings at all.

Movements for Week 13

  • +1 Jenson Button: Quite enjoying the hashtag #JBtheTourist as he photographs his way around Montreal.
  • -2 Lewis Hamilton: Not sure I'm on board with elderly looking Lewis. The message is good to "follow your instincts and pursue your dreams" but it's just a bit creepy.
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Bit of nerd love for Canadian aircraft.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: Beaver alert!
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: Totally understandable shoelace rage. I wonder if he ever did find out who did it.
  • +2 Felipe Massa: Look how happy he is to be meeting and posing with Michael Douglas! Bless!
  • +2 Nico Rosberg: The post-race videos aren't always interesting, but I quite like the honest frustration in this Canada one. Also, like that he couldn't wait until the plane had taken off before he started.
  • +4 Sebastian Vettel: Lovely post-race moments, breaking into Hamilton's interview with Sky to bemoan the wildlife at Canada - and it's not the groundhog!
  • +3 Lewis Hamilton: Lovely post-race moments, laughing with Vettel about the darned seagulls in Canada.
  • +3 Sebastian Vettel: The man can hold a grudge when deciding not to answer Channel 4 questions because of a Ferrari slight.
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: I've given him points for chef duties before, but I am extremely jealous of his presentation skills. I could learn a thing or two.

Standings for Week 13

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo230
21Felipe Massa227
3-1Fernando Alonso25
40Jenson Button124
50Nico Rosberg220
60Romain Grosjean419
70Carlos Sainz Jr12
87Sebastian Vettel710
9-1Max Verstappen9
10-1Esteban Gutiérrez8
11-1Daniil Kvyat7
12-1Valtteri Bottas5
13-1Kevin Magnussen5
14-1Nico Hülkenberg3
15-1Kimi Räikkönen3
160Felipe Nasr2
170Marcus Ericsson2
180Rio Haryanto2
190Pascal Wehrlein2
206Lewis Hamilton22
21-1Jolyon Palmer1
22-1Sergio Pérez1
23-1Alfonso Celis Jr0
24-1Esteban Ocon0
25-1Sergey Sirotkin0
26-1Stoffel Vandoorne0
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