Ricciardo won the incredible Grand Prix of China

Риккардо выиграл невероятный Гран-при Китая

Dani Riccardo

Favorites of the season Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel finished outside of the podium.

A very interesting season in Formula 1 continued intriguing the Grand Prix of China.

At the start Vettel went into the lead, Raikkonen fell back to 4th place, while Verstappen broke into third place, pushing Hamilton to fifth position.

But then, until mid race on the track has not been almost nothing interesting – I went tactical combat, which resulted in the Mercedes Bottas beat Ferrari and Vettel walked the race. Besides the Ferrari mechanics made a small mistake, which cost the Germans approximately 0.5 seconds.

Among the leaders of the longest on the track remained Raikkonen pilot Ferrari waited, when it will overtake Bottas and perhaps helped Vettel to win the leadership of the Mercedes. Late pit stop cost Kimi falling on the sixth place – behind Hamilton, and ricciardo.

It turned out the race on the 31st lap. The clash went Out and Hartley have led to the appearance on the track the safety car. Red bull immediately took advantage of the situation and called for both pilots to the pits to change the tyres to the end to have more fresh rubber.

Риккардо выиграл невероятный Гран-при Китая

In the end, while the pilots Mercedes and Ferrari suffered on old tyres, ricciardo and Verstappen quickly overtaken by Hamilton and Vettel. Ricardo rushed in pursuit of the leader and nicely Bottas, in the end winning the race, rising from sixth place at the start.

Another event that needs to pay attention to the contact between Vettel and Verstappen. Max drove into the car Vettel and received a 10-second penalty to his time. Sebastian fell back to seventh place, and then the damaged car yet and skipped ahead of Alonso.

Риккардо выиграл невероятный Гран-при Китая

The results of the Grand Prix of China:

Риккардо выиграл невероятный Гран-при Китая

Details of the race, read our online Grand Prix of China.

See also the calendar of the season, individual competition and the constructors of the 2018 season in Formula 1.

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