2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Round:
3
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
56
Fastest Lap:
Ricciardo, 1m35.785
Country:
China
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report
from the archive report left image

Here he comes, the unstoppable force. A safety car, Red Bull’s sharpness and Max Verstappen’s over-eagerness combined to give Daniel Ricciardo all the opportunity he needed – he just had to steal it once it was laid out for him. With out-braking moves on Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas that were extreme even by his standards, that’s exactly what he did. It was all the more remarkable given that for a time on Saturday it looked like he wouldn’t even be making qualifying, an engine change completed with just 45sec to spare after a failure in that morning’s practice.