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I'm gonna throw something in a minute - Christine's Rankings, Week 1 // Ricciardo starts as he means to go on, but Hamilton's on top

Published by Christine Blachford

Ricciardo off to a great start
Credit: Thompson/Getty

It's a new season which can only mean one thing, the return of Christine's Rankings. Celebrating all things personality rather than handing a trophy to the fastest guy on track (did you know they already do that?), the Rankings is all about social media, fashion, fun videos, great interviews, inspirational posts and more.

Daniel Ricciardo is our defending champion, and he gets things off to a great start - helped along the way by the first race of the season being his home event. However, the ever-social Lewis Hamilton has an early lead heading into the first weekend.

Movements for Week 1

  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: For being crazy enough to try and make a fan out of a tiger.
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: For having a bit of fun at the expense of the Force India boys - pink overalls for everyone!
  • -1 Nico Hülkenberg: The trouble with Nico making fun of the pink Force India, that a man wearing such crazy yellow overalls is in no position to criticise.
  • +1 Valtteri Bottas: Indulging in a natural ice bath during winter training. Brrrrr.
  • +1 Esteban Ocon: Revelling in Force India's new pink colour with a reference to everyone's favourite pink character.
  • +2 Valtteri Bottas: Enjoying some icecapades in Australia ahead of the race weekend.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Nice merchandise available for anyone attending the Australian Grand Prix - subtle logo, looks good.
  • +1 Romain Grosjean: Points for using a rain delay wisely and sharing it on social media. Also, the aftermath.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: Fun little game for Ricciardo to guess whether the crazy town names are real or not, and even though he spots that they all are he still keeps guessing wrong!
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Taking a stand and rejecting the rather disgusting shoey celebration.

Standings for Week 1

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
14Lewis Hamilton44
20Valtteri Bottas33
31Romain Grosjean33
410Daniel Ricciardo33
55Esteban Ocon11
6-5Fernando Alonso0
7-4Marcus Ericsson0
8-1Daniil Kvyat0
9-1Kevin Magnussen0
10-1Felipe Massa0
110Jolyon Palmer0
120Sergio Pérez0
130Kimi Räikkönen0
141Carlos Sainz Jr0
151Lance Stroll0
161Stoffel Vandoorne0
171Max Verstappen0
181Sebastian Vettel0
191Pascal Wehrlein0
20-14Nico Hülkenberg-1-1
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