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We always sit at the front too - Christine's Rankings, Week 9 // Buying karts for kids and youngsters winning races

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Kimi's good deed doesn't go unnoticed

This week, the racing was all about Max Verstappen taking home his first win - but he only gets a small mention on Christine's Rankings after posting a couple of videos on Dutch and English to say thank you. Elsewhere, Kimi Räikkönen gets his first points on the board this year after participating in a Finnish initiative to buy karts so that kids can have a go for free and see if they get a taste for this racing lack.

There's also points handed out for some dodgy drawing and some double interviewing, as well as minus points for being incredibly anti-social in front of the crowds. Your suggestions are always welcome if you spot the drivers doing something I need to know about!

Movements for Week 9

  • +3 Daniil Kvyat: Handling the whole Red Bull driver switch situation with great maturity.
  • +3 Romain Grosjean: Bless him, thinking the visor tear-off regulation was being enforced already and doing his best to stick by it.
  • +2 Nico Rosberg: Handing over his twitter account to photographer Paul Ripke, it's great to get some extra insight from a different point of view.
  • +2 Felipe Massa: Not being embarrassed to show off some less-than-stellar drawing skills. Bless!
  • +4 Carlos Sainz Jr: Brilliant special double interview alongside Fernando Alonso for the Spanish weekend. Nice when they're talking about meeting heroes.
  • +4 Fernando Alonso: Brilliant special double interview alongside Carlos Sainz for the Spanish weekend. Nice when they're talking about meeting heroes.
  • +3 Kimi Räikkönen: Nice gesture, karts for kids - although hopefully not that young.
  • -3 Lewis Hamilton: Sitting off at the front of the driver's parade bus again. (Although it did prompt this amusing Renault tweet.
  • +1 Daniel Ricciardo: Excellent Sebastian Vettel ping pong reference, after the German complained about potential overtaking contact during a race again.
  • +1 Max Verstappen: Nice little celebration and thank you video, which I mostly enjoy for the reflections of the Red Bull bods in the trophy.

Standings for Week 9

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo128
21Fernando Alonso423
3-1Felipe Massa222
40Jenson Button17
50Romain Grosjean315
60Nico Rosberg213
71Carlos Sainz Jr410
81Max Verstappen17
9-2Esteban Gutiérrez7
101Daniil Kvyat37
11-1Kevin Magnussen5
1210Kimi Räikkönen33
13-1Sebastian Vettel3
14-1Valtteri Bottas2
15-1Marcus Ericsson2
16-1Rio Haryanto2
17-1Pascal Wehrlein2
18-1Nico Hülkenberg1
19-1Felipe Nasr1
20-1Jolyon Palmer1
21-1Alfonso Celis Jr0
220Esteban Ocon0
23-2Sergio Pérez0
24-1Sergey Sirotkin0
25-1Stoffel Vandoorne0
26-1Lewis Hamilton-3-6
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