2018 Chinese Grand Prix: F1 Race Results, Winner & Report

Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo & Kimi Raikkonen winners Chinese GP F1/2018

Event: Chinese Grand Prix
Track: Shanghai International Circuit

Weather:  Dry 18.9ºC
Tarmac: Dry 39ºC
Humidity: 23.4%

Daniel Ricciardo won the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix today for Red Bull. It was his 6th F1 race win. And the 56th for Red Bull. It was his first podium and win in China.

The top 4 drivers stated the race on the yellow soft tyres. Both Red Bull's started on the faster ultra soft tyres.

The start of the race was clean and without any collisions. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen who started on P5 passed the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in the first 4 corners to go to P3.

Brendon Hartley made the first pitstop to get rid of his ultra soft tyres.

On lap 18 Verstappen and Ricciardo made a pit stop to swap the ultra softs for medium compound tyres. A lap later Hamilton also pitted and swapped the softs for medium tyres. Bottas did the same a lap later.

Sebastian Vettel pitted in lap 21 and when he came out of the pit he was passed by Valtteri Bottas.

In lap 32 the safety car was deployed because the debris on the track after the collision between Toro Rosso drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasley had to be cleared

Start Chinese GP F1/2018

Start Chinese GP F1/2018

Red Bull took this opportunity to pit Ricciardo and Verstappen to get new soft compound tyres to try and move up some places. They both lost a place by doing this, but had a major advantage on the cars in front.

Max Verstappen was in front of Ricciardo but was to brave to try and pass Hamilton on the outside in turn 7. He drove on the rubber marbles and lost control of is car, drove of the track and lost 2 to Ricciardo and Raikkonen.

A few laps later he collided with the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in the hairpin at the end of the long straight. Both drivers spun and lost a lot of places. Verstappen lost the podium by this manoeuvre and also received a 10 sec. penalty.

Ricciardo passed all 5 cars in front and took the lead in lap 45 to win the race and also drove the fastest lap.

 

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F1 classification 2018 Chinese GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
13Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull01:35:36.38056
6
25
277Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:35:45.27456
3
18
37Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari01:35:46.01756
2
15
444United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:35:53.36556
4
12
533Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:35:56.81656
5
10
627Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault01:35:57.43256
7
8
714Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren01:36:07.01956
13
6
85Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:36:11.66656
1
4
955Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
France Renault01:36:12.14356
9
2
1020Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:36:15.97456
11
1
1131France Esteban Ocon
India Force India01:36:20.43056
12
0
1211Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India01:36:21.10556
8
0
132Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren01:36:25.75356
14
0
1418Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams01:36:31.87056
18
0
1535Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin
United Kingdom Williams01:36:34.62156
16
0
169Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber01:36:38.98456
20
0
178France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas01:36:41.67656
10
0
1810France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso01:36:42.71056
17
0
1916Monaco Charles Leclerc
Switzerland Sauber01:36:58.95556
19
0
DNF28New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro RossoGearbox51
15
0

Fastest lap: 135.785 min by Daniel Ricciardo  (Red Bull RB14) in lap 55
Highest speed: 343.8 km/h by Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari SF71H)


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