Daniel Ricciardo from P6 to his sixth Formula 1 victory in a career

  • Daniel Ricciardo, Chinese Grand Prix
  • Daniel Ricciardo, Chinese Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo scores his sixth Formula 1 victory in a career by winning the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit. The Australian in the #3 Red Bull RB14 managed to win thanks to masterful performance based on a clever tyre strategy and a bit of luck.

He had the fastest tyres (softs) in the last 25 laps and progressed through the field, easily leaving Mercedes and Ferrari rivals behind him. Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen completed a podium.

Chinese Grand Prix, Ricciardo, Bottas

A moment when Ricciardo passed Botas for the lead

Bottas finished in the second place after leading for more than twenty laps. He took the lead from pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel through the pit stops. Vettel’s race has been ruined when Max Verstappen hit him on lap 43, in a fight for the third place. Verstappen received 10sec penalty to finish fifth, behind Lewis Hamilton, while Vettel dropped to P8.

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault, P6) and Fernando Alonso (McLaren, P7) overtook Vettel in the closing laps. Carlos Sainz Jr (Renault) and Kevin Magnussen (Haas) completed the top 10.

Check the full results of the Chinese Grand Prix

The next Formula One race is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, scheduled for April 29.

Photos: Red Bull Racing,

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