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Introducing Christine's Rankings // In which the rankings challenge begins with an early bid for the lead

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On last weeks F1 Debrief show, we discussed the 2010 launches we've seen so far and scored them out of 10. We will do the same for the remaining launches as well, but the idea has already grown into something else.

After listening to our judgements, Jon suggested that we continue to evaluate things after each race this year and keep track of the scores. It would appear that rankings are a very popular thing to embark upon for the 2010 season, so I thought about it for a while and came up with this idea...

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Today I'd like to introduce you to Christine's Rankings - The most in-depth and accurate global driver ranking system ever produced. Probably.

It seems you can lay claim to anything on the internet these days, so I shall be doing just that. I'll be focusing on the drivers taking part in the 2010 season, and will score them after each race based on my own special algorithms and technical formulae. I will also be sharing some of my findings along the way, in an effort to be open and transparent about why some drivers will move up and some will move down.

The best way to explain the rankings is simply to make a start:

Movements for Week 1

  • +5 Lucas di Grassi: Because he is di licious.
  • +4 Fernando Alonso: The reason testing was so popular.
  • +4 Felipe Massa: Wherever Massa is found there is likely to be a Rob close behind.
  • +3.5 Timo Glock: Because if he was any lower RG would shout at me.
  • +3 Rubens Barrichello: Because he's not afraid to tell it how it is about his former team-mate.
  • +2 Nico Rosberg: I feel sorry for him and I never thought I would.
  • -5 Michael Schumacher: Because... you know.

Standings for Week 1

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
17Lucas di Grassi55
20Fernando Alonso44
315Felipe Massa44
45Timo Glock3.53.5
5-2Rubens Barrichello33
614Nico Rosberg22
7-6Jaime Alguersuari0
8-4Sébastien Buemi0
9-4Jenson Button0
10-4Karun Chandhok0
11-4Pedro de la Rosa0
12-2Lewis Hamilton0
13-2Nick Heidfeld0
14-2Nico Hülkenberg0
15-2Christian Klien0
16-2Kamui Kobayashi0
17-2Heikki Kovalainen0
18-2Robert Kubica0
19-2Vitantonio Liuzzi0
20-1Vitaly Petrov0
211Bruno Senna0
221Adrian Sutil0
231Jarno Trulli0
241Sebastian Vettel0
251Mark Webber0
261Sakon Yamamoto0
27-6Michael Schumacher-5-5
Christine's Rankings Week 1501WeeksLucas di GrassiFernando AlonsoFelipe MassaTimo GlockRubens BarrichelloSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

As you can see, a lot of the drivers have yet to be scored, because it's still early in the season and we have yet to catch sight of some of them.

Each and every person who takes an F1 car to the track during a Grand Prix weekend this year is up for scrutiny. Marks will be awarded for important matters such as fashion sense, facial hair, looks, and attitude. Bonus points can be gained by friendliness to others, cuteness, and having a sense of humour under pressure.

Clearly I'm going to need help keeping track of such things throughout the year, and if you think I've overlooked a key area of analysis please let me know.

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