Riccardio was sublime today

Daniel Ricciardo wins the Chinese Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas holds onto to second place while Kimi Raikkonen completes the podium. Max Verstappen crosses the line in fourth but his 10-second penalty drops him to fifth, elevating Lewis Hamilton a place.
Daniel Ricciardo: "Twenty four hours ago I thought I would be at the back of the grid so firstly thanks to the boys, today is the real reward for that work. It was hectic I heard about the safety car in turn 14 and they said to come in. It all happened quickly. It was decisive and I got the win." Regarding his overtakes, Ricciardo said: "Sometimes you have got to lick the stamp and send it. We had the soft tire so knew I could get more out of the breaking."

Valtteri Bottas, who finished second: "The race was going pretty well for us and we were looking strong until the safety car. We were in trouble then really and it is disappointing. It felt like we deserved victory but not today. This is racing, these things happen."

Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third: "I think we made a good start, got blocked a bit and got passed in the first corner. We stayed out very long and got a little luck on the safety car. In the end we would have needed the soft tires to really go for it. Once you get close it is so difficult to follow people."


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