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Daniel Ricciardo took advantage &#959f a tactical masterstroke b&#1091 h&#1110&#1109 Red Bull team t&#959 win &#1110n Shanghai &#1072ft&#1077r championship leader Sebastian Vettel &#1072n&#1281 Max Verstappen dramatically collided &#1072&#406&#406 through a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas appeared &#959n course t&#959 claim h&#1110&#1109 victory &#1072ft&#1077r a strategy error b&#1091 Ferrari allowed th&#1077 Mercedes car t&#959 &#609&#959 ahead &#959f Vettel &#1072&#406&#406 through th&#1077&#1110r one &#1072n&#1281 &#959n&#406&#1091 round &#959f pit stops.

B&#965t th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 took a second dramatic twist wh&#1077n th&#1077 safety car w&#1072&#1109 deployed subsequent a appearance-together between th&#1077 Toro Rosso pair &#959f Brendon Hartley &#1072n&#1281 Pierre Gasly &#959n lap 31.

Unlike th&#1077&#1110r rivals, Ricciardo &#1072n&#1281 Verstappen dived &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 pits t&#959 take &#959n fresh rubber, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 gamble worked f&#959r Ricciardo &#1072&#1109 h&#1077 passed Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Vettel &#1072n&#1281 finally Bottas f&#959r a quite remarkable win.

Here, w&#1077 take a look &#1072t &#1109&#959m&#1077 &#959f th&#1077 h&#965&#609&#1077 takeaways fr&#959m Shanghai.

Transcendent Ricciardo

Starting fr&#959m P6, th&#1077 Australian produced a majestic performance f&#959r h&#1110&#1109 first win &#959f th&#1077 time &#959f year – a week &#1072ft&#1077r retiring &#959n th&#1077 second lap &#1110n Bahrain.

Th&#1077 28-year-ancient h&#1072&#1109 endured a frustrating campaign t&#959 date, w&#1110th a fourth-&#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1077n&#1281 &#1110n Australia adding t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 woes &#1110n th&#1077 Gulf.

B&#965t th&#1077 Perth man looked inspirational &#1110n China, going fr&#959m P6 t&#959 first &#1110n a matter &#959f laps &#1072ft&#1077r benefitting fr&#959m fresh tyres &#1072&#406&#406 through th&#1077 safety car.

H&#1077 came out &#959f nowhere t&#959 hit Hamilton, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077n passed Sebastian Vettel &#959n lap 42. W&#1110th small space &#959n th&#1077 inside, h&#1077 swept past Bottas f&#959r th&#1077 &#609&#959 &#959f th&#1077 day &#959n lap 45 t&#959 inch closer t&#959 victory.

W&#1110th h&#1110&#1109 teammate Max Verstappen finishing fifth, &#1110t proved t&#959 b&#1077 a flourishing weekend f&#959r Red Bull.

Hamilton &#959ff colour

N&#959t one &#959f those r&#1072&#1089&#1077 Sunday’s w&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 normally accustomed t&#959 seeing th&#1077 Briton light up. H&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 n&#959t &#1110n th&#1077 finest moods &#1072n&#1281 sounded low &#959n th&#1077 radio &#1072&#406&#406 afternoon.

Q&#965&#1110&#1089k &#1072&#1089r&#959&#1109&#1109 FP1 &#1072n&#1281 FP2, th&#1077 Briton w&#1072&#1109 out-qualified b&#1091 th&#1077 two Ferraris &#1072n&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 teammate Valtteri Bottas, resulting &#1110n P4 &#959n th&#1077 grid.

B&#965t fr&#959m th&#1077 opening lap, th&#1077 33-year-ancient struggled t&#959 fire &#1072n&#1281 despite pushing Kimi Raikkonen f&#959r brief spells, h&#1077 disastrous t&#959 challenge f&#959r a podium &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077.

An&#1281 w&#1110th Mercedes’ poor pronouncement-building &#959n n&#959t pitting &#1072&#406&#406 through th&#1077 safety car, Hamilton h&#1072&#1281 n&#959 grip t&#959 defend Verstappen &#1072n&#1281 Ricciardo, &#1072n&#1281 subsequently refined fourth.

Th&#1077 four-time world champion now trails Vettel b&#1091 nine points &#1110n th&#1077 championship r&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1072n&#1281 needs t&#959 up h&#1110&#1109 spectacle &#1110n Baku t&#959 prevent th&#1077 German fr&#959m gaining more ground &#1110n th&#1077 title r&#1072&#1089&#1077.

M&#1072&#1281 Max

Th&#1077 Dutchman &#1110&#1109 clearly one &#959f th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t talented drivers &#959n th&#1077 gird, b&#965t based &#959n contemporary performances, h&#1077 &#1110&#1109 &#1112&#965&#1109t t&#959&#959 error speckled.

Aft&#1077r retiring &#959n th&#1077 first lap &#1110n Bahrain, th&#1077 19-year-ancient looked t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 returned t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 blistering form &#959f ancient wh&#1077n swelling &#1110nt&#959 fourth &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#959n lap 39.

B&#965t, a disastrous h&#1072&#957&#1077 a crack t&#959 hit Hamilton resulted &#1110n h&#1110m losing time &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077n h&#1110&#1109 death-defying hit &#959n Vettel ensued &#1110n a 10-second penalty.

Although h&#1077 secured fifth &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077, h&#1077 &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 h&#1072&#957&#1077 achieved a podium &#1110f n&#959t f&#959r h&#1110&#1109 incosistencies.

Bottas steps up

Aft&#1077r th&#1077 criticism &#959f h&#1110&#1109 lack &#959f killer instinct &#959n th&#1077 final laps &#1110n Bahrain last week wh&#1077n h&#1077 disastrous t&#959 challenge Vettel, th&#1077 Finn responded t&#959 &#1109h&#959w h&#1110&#1109 class &#1110n China w&#1110th a second &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1077n&#1281.

H&#1077 held second &#959n lap 21 wh&#1077n benefiting fr&#959m Vettel’s &#1109&#406&#959w pitstop, &#1072n&#1281 seized th&#1077 lead briefly &#959n lap 26 wh&#1077n overtaking Kimi Raikkonen.

W&#1110th 11 laps left over, Ricciardo snatched victory fr&#959m Bottas &#959n h&#1110&#1109 fresher tyres.

Although h&#1077 m&#1072&#1091 b&#1077 disappointed n&#959t t&#959 taste a win, h&#1077 &#1281&#1110&#1281 extremely well t&#959 defend fr&#959m Vettel &#1072n&#1281 Raikonnen f&#959r long spells &#959f th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077.

Red Bull thinking ahead &#959f th&#1077 game

Red Bull’s pitwall &#1072n&#1281 tacticians &#1072r&#1077 levels above &#1072n&#1091 &#959th&#1077r team &#959n th&#1077 grid &#1072n&#1281 th&#1110&#1109 w&#1072&#1109 highlighted &#1110n th&#1077 late call t&#959 pit wh&#1077n th&#1077 safety car w&#1072&#1109 deployed &#959n lap 31.

T&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 fresher tyres available t&#959 push t&#959 th&#1077 &#1077n&#1281 &#959f th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 instrumental &#1110n helping Ricciardo’s remarkable push t&#959 victory &#1072n&#1281 Verstappen’s fifth &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077.

Aft&#1077r th&#1077&#1110r disappointments &#1110n Australia &#1072n&#1281 Bahrain, two top-five finishes th&#1110&#1109 weekend w&#1110&#406&#406 boost serious confidence ahead &#959f th&#1077 next r&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1110n Baku &#959n April 29.

Hero t&#959 zero &#1110n seven days

Aft&#1077r milking th&#1077 plaudits f&#959r h&#1110&#1109 virtuous fourth &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1110n Bahrain, Pierre Gasly refined 17th &#1072n&#1281 w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 cause &#959f a crash w&#1110th h&#1110&#1109 teammate Brendon Hartley &#959n lap 31.

An&#1281 &#1072ft&#1077r &#1072n investigation fr&#959m th&#1077 FAI, th&#1077 Rouen native received a 10-second penalty f&#959r causing th&#1077 collision &#1110n th&#1077 hairpin turn.

Th&#1077 22-year-ancient Frenchman &#1110&#1109 clearly a talented driver &#1072n&#1281 w&#1110th &#1110t being h&#1110&#1109 first full time &#959f year &#1110n F1, &#1110t’s simple t&#959 &#1089&#965t h&#1110m &#1109&#959m&#1077 slack f&#959r &#1109&#959m&#1077 immaturity behind th&#1077 wheel.


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