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She's a fan, hence the hat - Christine's Rankings, Week 30 // Passing the time in Suzuka with the fans

Published by Christine Blachford

Ricciardo and Verstappen duel in Kendo battle
Credit: Ken Ishii/Getty Images

At this point in the rankings season, I'd usually be saying the competition is wide open and it's all to play for. Granted, there are still a good few weeks left but, just like the actual Formula One championship, things are very much headed in the direction of one particular driver. Every single day, Daniel Ricciardo is doing new and brilliant things to engage with fans and generally just bring the fun. Amazing.

In this post, there's some Ricciardo points but also other drivers get a look-in. The rain in Japan meant we saw some more Suzuka sailboats, and there was some downtime for birthdays, bowling and some martial arts!

Movements for Week 30

  • +1 Fernando Alonso: Catching up with his old IndyCar pals!
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: Never leave your phone unattended when Daniel is around.
  • +2 Pascal Wehrlein: You're always going to get points with a submarine mention, loving the boat fun and games.
  • +2 Stoffel Vandoorne: One point for joining the boating fun and one for the hat.
  • +1 Kevin Magnussen: Cake!
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: RoGro has taken the whole cake thing a bit too far.
  • +1 Sebastian Vettel: Training up the next generation of racers.
  • +2 Daniel Ricciardo: I'm mostly impressed that Daniel can channel his inner seriousness to take part in this scary martial art.
  • +2 Max Verstappen: Max is almost unrecognisable in his Kendo gear.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Being adorable with a fan who helped him out on Japanese public transport.
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Love the gesture of renting out a whole bowling alley for a night out with the team.
  • +2 Valtteri Bottas: Bottas seems to always draw the short straw when it comes to products to advertise.

Standings for Week 30

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo570
20Fernando Alonso151
30Lewis Hamilton250
40Valtteri Bottas245
50Max Verstappen237
60Romain Grosjean231
70Carlos Sainz Jr28
80Daniil Kvyat24
91Sebastian Vettel119
10-1Felipe Massa18
110Esteban Ocon17
120Nico Hülkenberg17
132Kevin Magnussen114
142Stoffel Vandoorne214
15-2Sergio Pérez14
16-2Kimi Räikkönen14
170Jenson Button8
180Lance Stroll7
190Jolyon Palmer7
201Pascal Wehrlein25
21-1Marcus Ericsson3
220Paul di Resta1
230Antonio Giovinazzi1
240Sergey Sirotkin1
250Pierre Gasly0
260Sean Gelael0
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