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World famous Giedo - Christine's Rankings, Week 18 - The contest is back with a bang covering Canada, Austria and more

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The rankings has been missing in action for a couple of weeks, but is back and better than ever, as the drivers really start ramping up their campaigns to be the most personable and liked driver of the year. With Canada and Austria to catch up on, we have points for getting lost, creating new glasses, kicking footballs and going behind the scenes.

I'm bound to have missed something in my absence so please do let me know if you've spotted a driver doing pointsworthy things. Share your findings in the comments, or via the dedicated page.

Movements for Week 18

  • +2 Romain Grosjean: Being as rubbish at geography as me, and getting lost during a run in Canada. Could have asked for directions, no?
  • +2 Kevin Magnussen: Putting in some serious research into his nerdy character for the new series of Tooned.
  • +4 Jenson Button: I would hate this, personally, but F1 does car washes is very cool. Newspaper, selfies and all sorts.
  • +1 Nico Rosberg: I suspect we might see more on this later, but good on Nico for not letting Brundle get away with anything, even in track buggies.
  • +2 Kamui Kobayashi: Getting hands on and creating some interesting new night driving glasses.
  • +3 Daniel Ricciardo: Really getting in the ice hockey spirit, with this terrifying photo and caption:"Adopting Canadian culture for the weekend. I'M IN YOUR FACE!!!"
  • +4 Nico Hülkenberg: A brilliant look behind the scenes of the Force India motorhome and garages at Force India, with bonus Giedo van der Garde!
  • +1 Fernando Alonso: Talking strategy with a new face in the Ferrari garage, the one and only Mark Webber who visited in Austria.
  • +1 Lewis Hamilton: Kicking up some smoke at a Monster Energy event. Maybe MotoGP next?
  • +5 Lewis Hamilton: Potentially the best photobomb ever.
  • +2 Sebastian Vettel: Don't normally hand out points for track action, but a double spin ending up the way you're supposed to be facing deserves something.
  • +4 Romain Grosjean: Really good pre-Canada piece with Allan McNish, driving Prost's old car. Particularly enjoy the gearbox bit.
  • +1 Valtteri Bottas: Trying out the lederhosen that were kindly gifted to him in Austria - another one of those podium promises!
  • +3 Daniel Ricciardo: Proudly donning the traditional lederhosen dress on the parade lap and participating in a folk dance to boot!
  • +2 Sergio Pérez: Winning the keepy-uppy challenge against Nico, with some scarily good skills!

Standings for Week 18

This week's standings
11Lewis Hamilton632
21Daniel Ricciardo631
3-2Felipe Massa27
40Nico Rosberg125
50Nico Hülkenberg422
60Kamui Kobayashi217
70Fernando Alonso115
83Jenson Button414
9-1Jean-Éric Vergne14
10-1Max Chilton13
117Romain Grosjean611
12-2Esteban Gutiérrez10
13-1Sergio Pérez210
14-1Marcus Ericsson7
15-1Valtteri Bottas16
164Kevin Magnussen26
17-2Daniil Kvyat5
18-2Jules Bianchi5
19-2Adrian Sutil5
201Sebastian Vettel25
21-2Giedo van der Garde5
220Robin Frijns2
230Pastor Maldonado0
240Felipe Nasr0
250Alexander Rossi0
260Kimi Räikkönen-4
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