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Wednesday 22nd June, 2011 - 3:25pm

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Jamie Whincup at Hidden Valley

Jamie Whincup at Hidden Valley

Two-time V8 Supercars champions Jamie Whincup and Marcos Ambrose may not compete against one another on the track these days, but the pair are engaged in a neck-and-neck duel in the Castrol EDGE Rankings.

The rankings use a complex mathematical formula to compare drivers from the world’s top motorsport categories – with Red Bull Formula One star Sebastian Vettel  currently holding a healthy outright lead.

Last weekend saw eight of the top 10 ranked Australians in action, with Whincup moving ahead of Ambrose to become the fourth-highest ranked Australian (69th overall), behind Mark Webber (second overall), Will Power (sixth overall) and Ryan Briscoe (23rd overall).

Webber gained an outright position despite not racing at the weekend, as Citroen World Rally Championship pilot Sebastien Loeb slipped to third thanks to losing out to team-mate Sebastien Ogier in the Acropolis Rally.

Team Penske IndyCar driver Power received a strong points boost by charging from a 17th place starting position to finish fourth in the weekend’s race at Milwaukee, with the bonus rankings points for the places gained seeing the Toowoomba native move to within striking distance of fifth overall.

See below for the top 10 outright and top 10 Australians in the Castrol EDGE Rankings as of this week

CLICK HERE for further information on how the rankings work

Outright

Pos. Driver Core Series Score
1 Sebastian Vettel F1 28,711
2 Mark Webber F1 20,593
3 Sebastien Loeb WRC 19,869
4 Fernando Alonso F1 19,837
5 Lewis Hamilton F1 19,263
6 Will Power IndyCar 19,071
7 Jenson Button F1 18,007
8 Dario Franchitti IndyCar 17,481
9 Carl Edwards Sprint Cup 16,433
10 Jimmie Johnson Sprint Cup 15,597

Australians

Pos. Driver Core Series Outright Score
1 Mark Webber F1 2 20,593
2 Will Power IndyCar 6 19,071
3 Ryan Briscoe IndyCar 23 11,830
4 Jamie Whincup V8 Supercars 69 7,638
5 Marcos Ambrose Sprint Cup 73 7,565
6 David Brabham World GT1 76 7,431
7 Mark Winterbottom V8 Supercars 115 5,627
8 Craig Lowndes V8 Supercars 123 5,449
9 Daniel Ricciardo FR3.5 136 5,125
10 Garth Tander V8 Supercars 152 4,727

Vettel, Webber and the rest of the Formula One drivers will be in action this weekend for the European Grand Prix. Click below to view the Valencia Race Guide

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