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It's a double Lotus tie on the Team Rankings this week // In which a bumper haul for Team Lotus sees a joint leader

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With one race under our belts, it's been great to see how the teams settled back into the paddock so quickly. Things seemed both tense but also quite fun as the first sessions got underway, and that can only mean points given and taken away.

We couldn't really have seen a bigger fail from a team than Hispania Racing managed this past weekend, and of course it affects their points this week. The other teams get a look in too, though, with some great PR activities, and caring about the fans.

Movements for Week 8

  • +10 Team Lotus: +4 for some most excellent live video updates throughout the weekend. +6 for helping out with justice for Amy.
  • +4 Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team: +4 for being very approachable about their new telemetry.
  • -8 HRT Formula 1 Team: -4 for not qualifying, -3 for devaluing the good name of miracles, -1 for still running that livery.
  • +3 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: +2 for Ron Dennis handing Eddie Jordan a literal slice of humble pie. +5 for an excellent trucking piece on the BBC. -4 for their asymmetrical hat design.
  • +3 Marussia F1 Team: +3 for answering a question about another team - Petrov's kangarooing down the pitlane.

Standings for Week 8

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
14Team Lotus1019
2-1Lotus Renault GP19
31Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team414
4-2Marussia F1 Team313
5-2Vodafone McLaren Mercedes313
60Sauber F1 Team7
70AT&T Williams5
80Red Bull Racing5
90Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro3
100Force India Formula One Team1
110Scuderia Toro Rosso-1
120HRT Formula 1 Team-8-11
Christine's Rankings Week 819-81Weeks8Team LotusLotus Renault GPMercedes GP Petron …Marussia F1 TeamVodafone McLaren M …Select name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

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