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I think I can't complain - Christine's Rankings, Week 2 // Verstappen has a better time in Australia than his teammate

Published by Christine Blachford

Verstappen has a better time in Australia than his teammate
Credit: Getty Images/Red Bull

It's no surprise that defending rankings champion Daniel Ricciardo had a quiet week after some turbulent times in Australia, but his teammate Max Verstappen was in full force and picked up a couple of points to get himself on the board in week two. Meanwhile, unlike in the championship itself, Lewis Hamilton has rocketed to the top of the leaderboard with some very respectful and reflect-ful times in Australia.

There are also a handful of points for the McLaren duo and for new boy Antonio Giovinazzi, who was drafted in to both the race and the rankings table at the last minute. As ever, let me know if you spot anything I should be passing judgement on!

Movements for Week 2

  • +1 Fernando Alonso: The obligatory "driver visits a zoo" in Australia has turned up some rather cute pictures - Alonso versus the penguin is my favourite.
  • +1 Sergio Pérez: Adjusting the team's training routine to include a spot of beach volleyball, looks a bit chilly though.
  • +1 Esteban Ocon: Adjusting the team's training routine to include a spot of beach volleyball, looks a bit chilly though.
  • +1 Antonio Giovinazzi: Like this interview with new boy Antonio, particularly admitting he missed the memo about getting called up, and how his off-season gradually got better and better!
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Nice gesture to pay tribute to Aki Hintsa and a way cute video to go with it.
  • +2 Max Verstappen: A very sensible head on such young shoulders, interesting little video with Martin Brundle.
  • +1 Stoffel Vandoorne: Interesting concept video for McLaren here, taking to the vineyards for a spot of virtual racing.
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: Interesting concept video for McLaren here, taking to the vineyards for a spot of virtual racing. (Particularly like his "not drinking and driving" signal.)
  • +3 Lewis Hamilton: Lovely gesture to bring coffee and chocolates to one of the volunteers at Albert Park.

Standings for Week 2

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Lewis Hamilton59
20Valtteri Bottas3
30Romain Grosjean3
40Daniel Ricciardo3
51Fernando Alonso22
6-1Esteban Ocon12
710Max Verstappen22
80Antonio Giovinazzi11
93Sergio Pérez11
106Stoffel Vandoorne11
11-4Marcus Ericsson0
12-4Daniil Kvyat0
13-4Kevin Magnussen0
14-4Felipe Massa0
15-4Jolyon Palmer0
16-3Kimi Räikkönen0
17-3Carlos Sainz Jr0
18-3Lance Stroll0
19-1Sebastian Vettel0
20-1Pascal Wehrlein0
21-1Nico Hülkenberg-1
Christine's Rankings Week 2901Weeks2Lewis HamiltonValtteri BottasRomain GrosjeanDaniel RicciardoFernando AlonsoSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

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