Red Bull’s gam­ble pays off for Ric­cia­rdo

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Safety car strat­egy al­most gave a one-two for Red Bull

the Dutch young­ster from fourth to fifth. one-two for Red Bull, with scrappy at­tempts to over­take the main ti­tle con­tenders.

The Dutch­man ran wide and dropped back be­hind Ric­cia­rdo when try­ing to pass Hamil­ton and later spun his Red Bull and Vet­tel’s Fer­rari while at­tempt­ing to pass the Ger­man for third – an er­ror he owned up to af­ter­wards. – AFP, REUTERS

CHI­NESE GP RE­SULTS (Top five)

1. Daniel Ric­cia­rdo (Red Bull): 1hr 35min 35.980sec

2. Valt­teri Bot­tas (Mercedes): at 8.894 3. Kimi Raikko­nen (Fer­rari): at 9.637 4. Lewis Hamil­ton (Mercedes): at 16.985 5. Max Ver­stap­pen (Red Bull): at 20.436

PHOTO: AFP

Red Bull driver Daniel Ric­cia­rdo chug­ging cham­pagne from his rac­ing boot in a trade­mark “shoey”.

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