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I was listening in just to make sure - Christine's Rankings, Week 29 // Gatecrashing broadcasts and eating cake (or pizza)

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Button keeps an eye on the commentary
Credit: McLaren Mercedes

Monza proved to be a fertile ground for rankings points, as drivers celebrated in the final European sponsorship opportunities before F1 heads back to flyaway racing. Along with the nostalgic trips to the old banking, there was also ample opportunity for getting in the kitchen, revealing some rage in videos, and gatecrashing your old friends when they're trying to present a piece about you.

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Movements for Week 29

  • +3 Jenson Button: He had a point for the driving, but bonus points for playing football with the car!
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: Taking part in a fun video that shows off his more ragey side, particularly when it comes to designated parking!
  • +1 Pastor Maldonado: Popping in for a cameo appearance on the burn video, mostly to irritate Grosjean just a little bit more.
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: It's partly a watch promotion too, but points for making this little boy's day.
  • +1 Marcus Ericsson: Celebrating a birthday, which means it must be time for... cake pizza?
  • -1 Valtteri Bottas: Not so keen on Bottas toting a Beretta.
  • +1 Nico Rosberg: You can definitely tell the weight pressure has lifted slightly, Rosberg celebrates post-race with Ice cream!
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Winning the Trofeo Bandini award and picking it up from what looks like some knights in shining armour. As you do.
  • +2 Daniil Kvyat: I just really like this reflections photo, it makes me laugh each time I look at it.
  • +4 Jenson Button: Gatecrashing Anthony Davidson's Sky Sports F1 piece, in which the presenter pretty much dissed Button's work, only to be confronted by the driver himself. Awkward!
  • +2 Nico Hülkenberg: Great interview with the BBC, at the top of the Monza banking.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Man even smiles when he's making pasta.
  • -2 Nico Hülkenberg: Wearing a truly terrible Adidas top - what were the designers thinking?

Standings for Week 29

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Lewis Hamilton55
20Daniel Ricciardo248
30Felipe Massa39
41Jenson Button738
5-1Nico Rosberg136
60Nico Hülkenberg28
70Fernando Alonso127
80Kamui Kobayashi26
92Romain Grosjean218
10-1Max Chilton17
11-1Jean-Éric Vergne17
120Esteban Gutiérrez14
130Kimi Räikkönen13
140Susie Wolff12
151Daniil Kvyat210
161Marcus Ericsson19
17-2Kevin Magnussen9
180Sergio Pérez8
191Jules Bianchi7
201Adrian Sutil7
21-2Valtteri Bottas-16
220Giedo van der Garde5
230Robin Frijns2
241Pastor Maldonado11
25-1Daniel Juncadella0
260Roberto Merhi0
27-1Felipe Nasr0
28-1Alexander Rossi0
29-1Sebastian Vettel0
30-1André Lotterer-1
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