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The Christine's Rankings showdown // Analysis of the inaugural season of rankings, and who could win

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I have been passing judgement on our 2010 F1 drivers since February, awarding points for interacting with fans and being amusing, and detracting points for general grumpiness and bad fashion sense. It's been a lot of hard work, or perhaps I have just been handing points out willy-nilly, you can decide that for yourself. Now, after ten long months, we are approaching the final showdown of Christine's Rankings - the final week for drivers to make an impact on their score and make an effort for the title.

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If you have spotted anything the drivers have done, be it this week, or throughout the year, then you have just over 24 hours to let me know, so I can take it into account when tomorrow's rankings are published. Remember though, they cannot score if they've already had points given or taken away for it, there's no double jeopardy in Christine's Rankings (well none so far as my memory will reach, anyway).

Recap and Analysis

The lead has changed hands a number of times over the past few weeks and months, but it is Karun Chandhok who leads heading into the final week, by a single solitary point. Behind him, Timo Glock and Heikki Kovalainen sit on equal points and any of the three could win it.

Incidentally, the most points ever handed out in a single week was a massive 17 points, and that was to Karun.

Lewis Hamilton currently sits in fourth place, but unless he gets a record-breaking points haul this week, it will be tough for him to beat the top three.

Don't forget there is the possibility of minus points as well.

Towards the bottom of the table, there are three drivers on minus points - Christian Klien, Sakon Yamamoto and Michael Schumacher. It would take something very special for them to be able to finish on a positive figure, but maybe you know differently?

Schumacher's teammate Nico Rosberg is in the midst of a battle of the Nicos, although he is leading for now, and even a stunning pole position from Nico Hülkenberg in Brazil hasn't helped him catch the Mercedes driver. Elsewhere, the battle of the Sebastia/ens is much closer with Sebastian Vettel on 18 and Sébastien Buemi on 16.

Don't forget, you can affect the final instalment of Christine's Rankings by pointing me in the direction of anything worthy of my judgement. Tomorrow, we will crown the 2010 winner of Christine's Rankings. Who is your money on?

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