Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese GP

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese GP

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese GP

The victory came a week after Ricciardo retired from the race in Bahrain on the second lap with an engine failure.

"He's learning so for sure, he'll have taken a lot of lessons out of this Grand Prix".

However, when a mid-race Safety Car was deployed, Ricciardo dived back into the pits to fit a new set of soft tyres, returned to the track and began picking his way through the field, taking the lead from Valtteri Bottas on lap 45 and never looking back.

"I've got to try and get myself back into normal performance mode or more valuable points will be lost", said Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton also endured a frustrating afternoon, finishing in fourth place.

Driver of the dayNo contest this - Ricciardo was stunning in the closing laps. Give me the chance to be in the title hunt and I will take it.

And if anyone you know had predicted Daniel Ricciardo winning the Chinese Grand Prix after a weekend that saw him nearly miss qualifying due to a turbo failure in his Red Bull-Tag Heuer RB 14's Renault engine, then you know they are definitely pulling your leg!

Lewis Hamilton, the four-time and defending champion, finished fifth but was promoted to fourth ahead of Max Verstappen.

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"They're all sweet but until I got Valtteri that I wasn & rsquo; t even, to tell the truth". "There's over 700 members in our team and I think what we've demonstrated this weekend is that it all has to work in unison and the effort that went in yesterday to change that engine in two hours - an hour quicker than we've ever achieved it - and then the double pit stops for the first stop and then under the safety vehicle". "I just haven't had the pace since yesterday (Saturday), and I struggled with the auto".

"We have been underperforming". "It kind of felt like we deserved a victory, but not today". Otherwise he would have started from the back row. "(We were) thankful for a few incidents ahead that kept us in the battle".

"I could see him struggling on the tyres and tried to brake late into the corner and locked the rears a bit and hit him, so that was of course my fault", the 20-year-old said. His race had ultimately been compromised by strategy.

The Australian had appeared set for a pretty boring drive to fifth in the first half of the race, without the pace to challenge those ahead and a solid margin to Kimi Raikkonen behind. We stayed out very long and got a little luck on the safety vehicle. Had the safety auto not been called, or had Bottas pitted at the same time as the Red Bulls, he would have likely have won.

"Now we can all go and celebrate tonight".

"Sometimes you've just got to lick the stamp and send it", he added of the lunge on Hamilton for third place.

Chinese fans have taken to Hamilton in recent years - the Briton has five career wins in ShanghaiSeasoned F1 fans have seen an bad lot over the years in the paddock.

"This is racing, these things happen".

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