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I haven't got a big red plane - Christine's Rankings, Week 40 // It's double points for the final week and the championship decider

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JB in Abu Dhabi
Credit: McLaren Mercedes

It's the final week of Christine's Rankings for 2014, and being the last round of the season that can only mean one thing - double points! As in real life, the double points haven't really affected things too much, although they have allowed Jenson Button to claw back a huge gap to the top runners and riders.

With points this week for great interviews, nice memorabilia swapping, good fan interaction and some fabulous sportsmanship, this is the deciding moment for the championship.

Movements for Week 40

  • +2 Sebastian Vettel: This video of Vettel surprising garage visitors with some terrifying driving isn't my idea of fun - it's really, quite cruel. However, Vettel does some impressive acting, really, and braved the hideous mullet.
  • +2 Jenson Button: Great reactions caught on camera in the driver's press conference on Thursday.
  • +4 Fernando Alonso: Great responses to the difficult questions in the press conference, love the relationship with Button here.
  • +4 Jenson Button: Loving how at ease he is with the ongoing difficult questions in the press conference. Putting the pressure on Alonso here.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: It doesn't matter what the stewards throw at him, our happy Australian continues to be upbeat about life.
  • +2 Felipe Massa: Leaping onto the waiting team directly from the car. That's some trust right there.
  • +2 Sebastian Vettel: One last blast, Red Bull say, as Vettel and Ricciardo take to the streets of Dubai for a nighttime demo run.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: One last blast, Red Bull say, as Vettel and Ricciardo take to the streets of Dubai for a nighttime demo run.
  • +4 Lewis Hamilton: Surprising a young karting champion in the BBC 5live studios. Lovely stuff.
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Signing a pizza box during his visit to the BBC studios. A pizza box! As Nickie explains: "More of a "seriously?!" Look. Still signed it despite it being used."
  • +2 Fernando Alonso: Nice little helmet swap with Daniel Ricciardo. It's kinda like the post-match football shirt swap but better.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: Nice little helmet swap with Fernando Alonso. It's kinda like the post-match football shirt swap but better.
  • +4 Nico Rosberg: Repairing a lot of the damage from questionable moves during the year by his incredible sportsmanship in defeat.
  • +8 Jenson Button: Lots to love about this Sky interview: mentioning Lewis' plane, diving on the bed, checking the echo and laughing at Simon.

Standings for Week 40

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo669
20Lewis Hamilton666
31Jenson Button1462
4-1Felipe Massa252
50Nico Rosberg449
60Fernando Alonso638
70Nico Hülkenberg32
80Kamui Kobayashi31
90Romain Grosjean30
100Jean-Éric Vergne21
110Susie Wolff19
120Max Chilton16
130Kevin Magnussen16
140Kimi Räikkönen15
150Esteban Gutiérrez15
160Daniil Kvyat14
170Marcus Ericsson13
180Sergio Pérez10
190Valtteri Bottas9
200Jules Bianchi7
210Adrian Sutil7
220Giedo van der Garde5
238Sebastian Vettel44
24-1Pastor Maldonado3
25-1Max Verstappen3
26-1Robin Frijns2
270Adderly Fong0
28-2Daniel Juncadella0
29-2Roberto Merhi0
30-2Felipe Nasr0
310Esteban Ocon0
32-3Alexander Rossi0
33-3Sergey Sirotkin0
340Will Stevens0
35-3André Lotterer-1
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