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I have to remember that one - Christine's Rankings, Week 37 // Final points round up of the year as the champion earns his crown

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Vandoorne in Abu Dhabi
Credit: McLaren Honda

It's the final Christine's Rankings update of the season, and with it comes a new championship. Well, no, not a new champion and not a surprise one either - Daniel Ricciardo has absolutely dominated the rankings this year, and we will celebrate his championship defence a little later. For now, enjoy the final wrap up from Abu Dhabi, which includes plenty of quiz questions and fan Q&As, plus some bellydancing and bottle throwing.

There are also points for Alonso for keeping his chin up, keeping himself occupied in the car, and even trying out another race series. With all that, the Spanish driver finishes third, and Lewis Hamilton ended a close second to this year's Christine's Rankings champion: Daniel Ricciardo.

Movements for Week 37

  • +1 Lance Stroll: A handful of interesting answers in F1.com's Q&A with Lance, particularly the last one about stopping time.
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: Nice to see some behind the scenes team bonding, although amazing how much enjoyment can be found in a simple bottle of water.
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Playing a spot of Dodge ball with Ben Stiller. I mean, you have to, don't you?
  • +2 Fernando Alonso: "The fans will no longer just be spectators," he said, as he announced his own Esports team.
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Ham in the fridge.
  • +1 Max Verstappen: Enjoying the kerbs quite a lot on the bike tour of the Abu Dhabi track.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Good commentary on the bike tour of the Abu Dhabi track.
  • +3 Daniel Ricciardo: Just an adorable sense of humour that even makes Hamilton and Vettel smile.
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Not exactly dressed for it, but points for a pit stop challenge anyway.
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: Testing at a WEC event, ready to try his hand at yet another series next year.
  • +1 Brendon Hartley: Dressing up as Santa during the Abu Dhabi weekend, as the teams won't see each other until next year!
  • +2 Pierre Gasly: Really making an effort to try out a spot of bellydancing, with mixed but cute results!
  • +1 Brendon Hartley: Quite enjoying the moment the team try out a spot of bellydancing, but not sure he's dancing so much as laughing.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: Dealing with all questions like an absolute pro.
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: Optimism. Always.
  • +1 Stoffel Vandoorne: This isn't the most interesting quiz, but actually I liked the calm atmosphere between racer and engineer.
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: There's always going to be points for a cockpit selfie.

Standings for Week 37

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo681
20Lewis Hamilton462
30Fernando Alonso560
40Valtteri Bottas50
50Max Verstappen145
60Romain Grosjean236
70Carlos Sainz Jr28
80Daniil Kvyat24
90Felipe Massa22
100Sebastian Vettel20
110Esteban Ocon19
120Sergio Pérez18
130Nico Hülkenberg18
140Stoffel Vandoorne117
150Kimi Räikkönen16
160Kevin Magnussen14
170Lance Stroll19
180Jenson Button8
190Jolyon Palmer7
200Pascal Wehrlein5
210Marcus Ericsson4
222Brendon Hartley23
233Pierre Gasly22
24-2Paul di Resta1
25-2Antonio Giovinazzi1
26-1Sergey Sirotkin1
270Sean Gelael0
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