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I just want to breathe in the Baku sunshine - Christine's Rankings, Week 15 // Before, after and during the surprising Azerbaijan race

Published by Christine Blachford

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With so much happening on track, it's understandable that the drivers weren't getting up to quite so much mischief in the paddock, thus it is a quieter rankings week this time out. There's still time for some juggling, and some singing, as well as a glimpse at the Force India boys in happier times - will they still be like that after what happened in Baku?

We've got two weeks between races once more, time for drivers to head off on their holidays or to squirrel away in their gyms. Lots of points on offer as the competition heats up - the top three are all within five points of each other!

Movements for Week 15

  • -3 Jolyon Palmer: Being quite mean to the lovely Jennie Gow, just because he's fed up of answering questions.
  • +2 Esteban Ocon: The Force India boys seem to have dealt with their fall-out from Canada really well! Where's all the childish squabbling?
  • +2 Sergio Pérez: The Force India boys seem to have dealt with their fall-out from Canada really well! Where's all the childish squabbling?
  • +4 Daniel Ricciardo: Freestyling a song while waiting to be interviewed alongside teammate Max Verstappen. I love how, for the most part, Max is like, yep, this is what it's like working with this guy. Great voice Disco Dan.
  • +1 Carlos Sainz Jr: I just love the pure concentration on his face here, bet his hand was aching!
  • +1 Daniil Kvyat: Mad juggling skillz.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Sometimes you do wonder if you're speaking the same language but it's quite a lot of fun all the same.
  • +1 Romain Grosjean: Excellent blagging skills to get free earphones without actually going to the concert.

Standings for Week 15

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
11Daniel Ricciardo538
2-1Fernando Alonso36
30Lewis Hamilton33
40Daniil Kvyat123
50Max Verstappen21
60Valtteri Bottas20
70Romain Grosjean119
80Carlos Sainz Jr118
90Nico Hülkenberg11
103Esteban Ocon210
114Sergio Pérez210
12-2Sebastian Vettel10
13-2Felipe Massa9
14-2Kevin Magnussen8
15-1Jenson Button8
160Stoffel Vandoorne7
170Kimi Räikkönen7
180Lance Stroll5
191Marcus Ericsson2
201Antonio Giovinazzi1
211Pascal Wehrlein1
22-3Jolyon Palmer-31
230Sergey Sirotkin0
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