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Today I see the glass half full - Christine's Rankings, Week 5 // In which we examine making odd faces and connecting with fans

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The first race weekend of 2012 is complete, and we've got a nice round of points to hand out for the drivers for their antics over the weekend. Never mind that racing business, what else did they get up to? This week, we've had on the ground reporting from fans at the Albert Park track, so points for signing, for chatting with fans, and for generally connecting with the crowds. We've also got points for new websites, and social networking, plus points off for being a bit stroppy. Oh, and Michael Schumacher pulls a funny face.

It's also worth reiterating this:

My official word on the Red Bull butt video. +1 for the concept, -1 for the execution. Therefore, 0 points each way for Webber and Vettel.

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Movements for Week 5

  • +4 Sergio Pérez: Pre-race in Melbourne always means a trip to the zoo, and Pérez doesn't disappoint. Koala alert!
  • +1 Kamui Kobayashi: Kamui also posed with the koala, but... about as far away as it is possible to be, whilst still in the same picture.
  • +6 Heikki Kovalainen: An Angry Birds helmet, you say. Points for that!
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: Feedback from the Albert Park circuit from Amy: "autograph stage heroes: alonso threw his cap to the fans, vettel + hamilton both stuck around signing for ppl who missed out"
  • +1 Sebastian Vettel: Feedback from the Albert Park circuit from Amy: "autograph stage heroes: alonso threw his cap to the fans, vettel + hamilton both stuck around signing for ppl who missed out"
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Feedback from the Albert Park circuit from Amy: "autograph stage heroes: alonso threw his cap to the fans, vettel + hamilton both stuck around signing for ppl who missed out"
  • -1 Kimi Räikkönen: Heikki went the whole hog and made his helmet an Angry Bird, Kimi just settled for the cap. Lightweight!
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Hanging out with the stars isn't really pointsworthy, but it's a cool picture nevertheless.
  • +1 Narain Karthikeyan: Keeping his Google+ profile up to date, with notes and pictures from the weekend.
  • -1 Fernando Alonso: Alonso spun out of qualifying in Australia, but was in a bit of a strop when he got out of his car.
  • +1 Michael Schumacher: Pulling fun faces during the race (and a Massa incident), even though his car failed underneath him.
  • -1 Felipe Massa: On the ground reporting from Elephino: -1 Massa for avoiding fans when arriving at track.
  • +1 Jenson Button: On the ground reporting from Elephino: +1 Button for spending about 10min on Friday signing
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: I do love a tweet that comes loaded with, not just a corny line, but a photo to illustrate said line! "Mmm,what a race ...! We know there is a lot of work ahead, but today I see the glass half full. ;))!more info later ..
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Throwing his cap to the waiting fans. That's a pretty high fence!
  • -2 Vitaly Petrov: Petrov is not doing his bit for the fans, from eyewitness Amy: -PET for being the ONLY driver out of the 24 not to sign on Sunday morn.
  • +1 Jenson Button: Finally, the man launches his new website without the over-reliance on Flash. Phew!

Standings for Week 5

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
16Heikki Kovalainen611
20Lewis Hamilton310
3-2Kimi Räikkönen-19
40Jenson Button28
51Fernando Alonso17
6-3Daniel Ricciardo6
7-2Mark Webber6
82Kamui Kobayashi15
92Narain Karthikeyan15
109Sergio Pérez45
11-2Timo Glock4
120Charles Pic3
13-5Vitaly Petrov-23
147Michael Schumacher12
15-2Jean-Éric Vergne2
16-2Nico Hülkenberg2
17-1Paul di Resta1
18-1Romain Grosjean1
19-1Pastor Maldonado1
200Nico Rosberg1
211Bruno Senna1
222Sebastian Vettel11
23-8Felipe Massa-11
24-1Pedro de la Rosa0
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