Chinese Grand Prix, F1 RESULT: Daniel Ricciardo secures

Chinese Grand Prix, F1 RESULT: Daniel Ricciardo secures

Mercedes driver Bottas was second and fellow Finn Raikkonen of Ferrari third.

Red Bull had pulled off a masterstroke in pitting under the safety vehicle, giving their drivers the advantage of fresh tyres in a newly bunched-up field.

The move that put Ricciardo into the lead.

Paying tribute to his mechanic, Ricciardo said: "They did very well, the mechanics should be celebrating, they did a great job".

He was in charge until Pierre Gasly caught his Toro Rosso team-mate Brendon Hartley on lap 30 of 56, bringing out debris and, crucially, the safety auto. The Red Bull has charged from sixth to first in ten laps.

Ricciardo was visibly aggressive - and impressive - out on track, in his attempts to claw back the time lost following an engine failure in qualifying.

The Australian, who had already passed Raikkonen, then picked off Hamilton, Vettel and Bottas to clinch a stunning win. "I don't seem to win boring races".

"I don't feel like we got the maximum out of the engine in Q3, I think there would have been some time to find if we had. They're all pretty fun", Ricciardo added.

But the Australian's move past Hamilton with 15 laps to go was fearless and extraordinary, triggering a rowdy round of applause from his team back in the garage.

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Verstappen recovered to take fourth, but was handed a 10-second time penalty for causing the accident, dropping him to fifth, behind Hamilton.

Lap 43: Verstappen and Vettel collide.

Before the race Verstappen's team had reminded him not to get caught up in any incidents following a series of poor decisions in the first two races of the season.

The stewards agreed, hitting Verstappen with a 10-second time penalty. Vettel never recovered from the hit from Verstappen and lost seventh place to McLaren's Fernando Alonso on the penultimate lap before almost losing eighth to Carlos Sainz.

Past F1 champion Nico Rosberg says he doubts whether Mercedes know why the team is struggling to match Ferrari's pace at the Chinese Grand Prix.Mercedes has been the pacesetters since the V6. He had a tyre advantage, yes, but he made a series of brilliant overtaking moves, and gave Verstappen a lesson in how to balance aggression with judgement.What happens next?

Lap 56: Ricciardo crosses the line for victory.

Ricciardo raced the clock to be ready for qualifying.

Mercedes have dominated in recent years in China.

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