F1: Daniel Ricciardo Wins Chinese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel Eighth

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Daniel Ricciardo won the Chinese GP after a spectacular charge in an epic race packed with controversy and overtakes galore.

Ricciardo drove beautifully to pass five cars after Red Bull chose to pit for fresh tyres in a safety-car period.

Ricciardo exhibited some of the best overtaking in recent years to pick off Kimi Raikkonen, Hamilton, Vettel and finally Valtteri Bottas, who was leading the race when the Safety Car came out.

Sebastian Vettel was relegated to just eighth after a collision with Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver was hit with a 10-second time penalty by the race stewards, promoting Lewis Hamilton to fourth and within nine points of championship leader Vettel.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who finished second, is only five behind the Briton, and Ricciardo a further three behind the Finn.

Chinese GP race result

Driver Team Time
1) Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
2) Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +8.894
3) Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari +9.637
4) Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +16.985
5) Max Verstappen Red Bull +20.436
6) Nico Hulkenberg Renault +21.052
7) Fernando Alonso McLaren +30.639
8) Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +35.286
9) Carlos Sainz Renault +35.763
10) Kevin Magnussen Haas +39.594
11) Esteban Ocon Force India + 44.050
12) Sergio Perez Force India + 44.725
13) Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren + 49.373
14) Lance Stroll Williams + 55.490
15) Sergey Sirotkin Williams + 58.241
16) Marcus Ericsson Sauber + 62.604
17) Romain Grosjean Haas + 65.296
18) Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso + 66.330
19) Charles Leclerc Sauber +82.575
20) Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso Retired

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