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F1 Recap: What happened after the 2018 Chinese GP

Daniel Ricciardo victory in the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix, replayed on F1’s official channels today, was a text book showing of dice-rolling strategy and overtaking brilliance.

Explained: Why Hamilton didn’t stop under Chinese GP safety car

Mercedes F1 team chief strategist James Vowles admits that the team didn’t anticipate a switch to soft tyres under the safety car in China would be as successful as it proved to be for the Red Bull Racing drivers.

Strategy Report: How Red Bull outfoxed Ferrari and Mercedes

James Allen analyses the Chinese Grand Prix, and believes the tame approach to strategy by Ferrari and Mercedes handed the race to Red Bull’s pass master, Daniel Ricciardo.

Toro Rosso has "a lot to analyse" after sudden China slump

Pierre Gasly says Toro Rosso has “a lot to analyse” after slumping from a fourth-place finish in Bahrain to a miserable Chinese Grand Prix in the span of one week.

Exciting races expose F1's "erratic" decision-making - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the excitement of the recent grands prix in Bahrain and China has shown Formula 1 decision-making to be "a little bit erratic".

Best radio messages from Chinese GP

Recap the Chinese Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Is F1's Mercedes era really over?

For the first time in five years, Mercedes has not won any of the first three races of the season. Does this mean Formula 1 is finally witnessing the end of the team's dominance of the championship?

Issue #26 of GP Gazette is now online

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, with all of the news and views from a thrilling Chinese GP.

“Disappointed” Jos Verstappen says Max needs to think more

A “disappointed” Jos Verstappen says son Max needs to think more in the heat of battle after his controversial clash with Sebastian Vettel in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes says Red Bull strategy "wasn't on our radar"

Team boss Toto Wolff says Mercedes never properly considered going down the same path as Red Bull and pitting Lewis Hamilton for fresh tyres behind the safety car in China.

Stroll unlucky with Safety Car intervention in China

Canadian Lance Stroll claimed 14th place at the end of another tough Formula 1 Grand Prix, this time in China.

Leclerc confused by "very strange" spin

Formula 1 rookie Charles Leclerc has described the spin that ruined his Chinese Grand Prix as "very strange" and something he "could not see coming at all".

Chinese GP statistics: Hamilton sets new points record

All important statistics and figures from the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.

Bottas avoided clash in "brutal" Ricciardo pass - Mercedes

Some clever driving from Valtteri Bottas was all that avoided a race-changing clash with Daniel Ricciardo in the closing stages of the Chinese GP, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

Chinese Grand Prix driver ratings

It's not just the heroic winner who earns a maximum score in our Chinese Grand Prix driver ratings - three drivers did enough to earn a perfect 10, while others let themselves down.

FIA expects more caution from Verstappen in future

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting expects more caution from Max Verstappen after the Red Bull driver's Chinese Grand Prix collision with Sebastian Vettel prompted more penalty points.

How the Ricciardo factor embarrassed his rivals

The Chinese Grand Prix was another example of Daniel Ricciardo's ability to make things happen that others cannot - a triumph of racecraft but also smarter thinking as he and Red Bull made the most of a quirk of timing.

Hamilton feared he would crash into Vettel/Verstappen

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton feared he would be caught up in the crash between the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the Chinese Grand Prix.

F1 Debrief: All you need to know after thrilling Chinese GP

Good morning. Welcome to your morning Motorsport F1 Debrief after an amazing Chinese Grand Prix, as we bring you a quick wrap-up of all the important stories that took place from an exciting and controversial Shanghai race.

Chinese GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), 2 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), 3 – Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari).

Chinese GP: Top photos from the race's selection of photos from a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix, the third round of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Vettel: Race-changing safety car timing was "not right"

Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel has questioned the timing of the safety car period that compromised his race in China.

Ricciardo: "Awesome" win worth 50 races like Bahrain

Daniel Ricciardo believes his Chinese Grand Prix victory is worth “50” bad experiences like the disastrous race in Bahrain that left him frustrated at Formula 1.

Alonso admits Vettel fight was "not fair"

Fernando Alonso admitted his battle with Sebastian Vettel in the Chinese Grand Prix was "not fair" because of the damage the Ferrari driver had on his car.