Red Bull’s Ric­cia­rdo wins Chi­nese Grand Prix

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Red Bull driver Daniel Ric­cia­rdo yanked off his right shoe, poured cham­pagne into it as he stood on the podium, and then drank up to his un­likely vic­tory in Sun­day’s Chi­nese Grand Prix.

The Aus­tralian started from the third row, but took ad­van­tage when the safety car came out on the 31st lap to al­low him to get fresh, soft tires when the other lead­ers were run­ning on worn rub­ber and couldn’t get in quickly to change.

Ric­cia­rdo got quicker and quicker and took the lead on the 45th lap of the 56-lap race, over­tak­ing Valt­teri Bot­tas with a dive on the in­side past the Mercedes driver.

“A lot of time you only get one chance, so I make the most of ev­ery op­por­tu­nity,” Ric­cia­rdo said. “I don’t seem to win bor­ing races. They all are pretty fun, but that was un­ex­pected.”

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