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We're gonna win! - Christine's Rankings, Week 16 // Mixed up racing in Austria raises hopes for British weekend

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Ricciardo and Verstappen walk to the garage in lederhosen themed overalls
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There weren't quite as many fans as we'd hope to see in Austria, some of the grandstands looked particularly empty, but those that were there were treated to a good show. Firstly, the racing was awesome, but also, there was some great antics by the drivers. Lewis Hamilton, in particular, spent a long time greeting and signing autographs for his fans.

That's the nice side of the guy, there's also the side that allegedly beats up innocent motorhome rooms when things don't go his way. That, and so much more, is up for points in this week's rankings round-up. Who will lead the standings at this halfway point of the year?

Movements for Week 16

  • +1 Esteban Gutiérrez: Just a bonus point here for thinking particularly highly of himself in this comparison with Robert Downey Jr.
  • +2 Jenson Button: Anything to sell a ticket, Button promises a McLaren victory at Silverstone.
  • +5 Daniel Ricciardo: Waltzing Sky's Tanja Bauer around the studio floor, with exactly the right grin to be a ballroom dancer.
  • -2 Max Verstappen: No one should parade around in lederhosen in the F1 paddock, let alone fake-lederhosen overalls.
  • -2 Daniel Ricciardo: No one should parade around in lederhosen in the F1 paddock, let alone fake-lederhosen overalls.
  • +1 Jolyon Palmer: Love a driver who isn't afraid to tuck into a bit of cake - looks yummy!
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Usually I'd frown at the violence, but points for Lewis for creating a bit of excitement during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend - "destroying his room" in Hulk like fashion.
  • +1 Marcus Ericsson: Nice of Marcus to thank the fans for supporting him, there was a good contingent rooting for him in Austria.
  • +2 Lewis Hamilton: Spending a long, long time signing autographs for the fans in Austria.

Standings for Week 16

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Daniel Ricciardo333
20Felipe Massa30
31Jenson Button228
4-1Nico Rosberg28
50Fernando Alonso26
60Romain Grosjean19
70Carlos Sainz Jr18
80Sebastian Vettel15
90Nico Hülkenberg12
101Esteban Gutiérrez110
11-1Max Verstappen-27
120Daniil Kvyat7
132Jolyon Palmer16
14-1Kimi Räikkönen6
157Lewis Hamilton46
16-2Valtteri Bottas5
17-1Kevin Magnussen5
18-1Felipe Nasr3
190Marcus Ericsson13
20-2Sergio Pérez2
21-1Rio Haryanto2
22-1Pascal Wehrlein2
230Stoffel Vandoorne1
240Alfonso Celis Jr0
250Esteban Ocon0
260Sergey Sirotkin0
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