Ricciardo in brilliant style won the race in China

Daniel Ricciardo

When a Virtual Safety Car was called late in the race, the Australian pitted and emerged with fresher tyres than his rivals.

Team-mate Max Verstappen stopped at the same time - but threw away his chances with two errors caused by over-optimistic driving.

How did Ricciardo do it?

The Dutchman was penalised 10 seconds for hitting the Ferrari.

Ricciardo's iconic "Shoey" made a return to the podium as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team celebrated the victory together.

A week after claiming an incredible fourth place for Toro Rosso-Honda, Pierre Gasly didn't have such fun in Shanghai - colliding with team-mate Brendon Hartley mid-race.

Ricciardo was driven from past weekend'soon after just two laps due to some issue with his energy device & rsquo; s control electronic equipment, so race in Bahrain.

Bottas finished second and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari was third. However, the race was all about Ferrari's poor strategy to start with and Red Bull taking advantage of the safety auto to ensure they had the fastest vehicle in the final stages of the race.

The 22-year-old Frenchman is clearly a talented driver and with it being his first full season in F1, it's easy to cut him some slack for some immaturity behind the wheel.

Driver of the day: Again, it's hard to go past Ricciardo.

"Sometimes you just have to lick the stamp and send it", Ricciardo said.




"They are all pretty sweet but to be honest, until I got Valtteri I wasn't getting excited about any of them".

Red Bull's victory leaves the Formula One season in a scramble after just three races. The "honey badger", as he refers to himself, was relentless in his pursuit of race leader Bottas and on lap 46 he dived down the inside of the number 77 Mercedes at a right-hand turn and assumed the lead of the race.

The Brit chose not to make a safety vehicle pit stop and suffered as he failed to make the podium.

In order to allow the track marshalls to clean up the debris, the safety vehicle was deployed.

The German said he was anticipating an attack on lap 43 and left a little room on the inside in case Verstappen misjudged the corner "but obviously he misjudged more than I thought". He apologised to Vettel afterwards.

Further down the field, Vettel was obviously suffering with a damaged auto, as Fernando Alonso squeezed past the German on lap 55 to take seventh place, with the Ferrari driver complaining of having been pushed off the track.

He held second on lap 21 when benefiting from Vettel's slow pitstop, and seized the lead briefly on lap 26 when overtaking Kimi Raikkonen.

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

Elsewhere, Renault's Nico Hulkenberg finished a fine sixth, with teammate Carlos Sainz ninth and Haas driver Kevin Magnussen rounding out the top ten.

Driver of the dayNo contest this - Ricciardo was stunning in the closing laps. It was decisive, winning moves from the team. On the catwalk the company pilot "Red bull" was two Finn, Bottas and Raikkonen.

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