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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?

“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.

Hamilton "not in the best place" in China, says Mercedes

Toto Wolff reckons Lewis Hamilton's lacklustre Chinese GP was largely down to the Formula 1 world champion not being "in the best place" throughout the weekend.

Vettel praises Verstappen's swift apology after crash

Formula 1 world championship leader Sebastian Vettel says he appreciated Max Verstappen's handling of their Chinese Grand Prix collision and the Red Bull driver's prompt apology.

Toro Rosso duo say "miscommunication" led to crash

Toro Rosso drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly have revealed their Chinese Grand Prix crash was the result of a "miscommunication” over a planned position change.

Verstappen gave victory away, says Marko

Max Verstappen gave victory in the Chinese Grand Prix away with his incident with Sebastian Vettel, according to Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko.

Hamilton admits to underperforming after China "disaster"

Lewis Hamilton admits that his side of the Mercedes garage is underperforming, based on what he's described as a "disaster" of a Chinese Grand Prix.

Chinese GP: Ricciardo storms to win as Verstappen hits Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo passed Valtteri Bottas to score a stunning first win of the 2018 Formula 1 season as Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel collided in a wild Chinese Grand Prix.

The call that leaves the Chinese GP in the balance

Pirelli designed its 2018 Formula 1 tyres to encourage strategic variation and its compound choices for the Chinese Grand Prix have created two key consequences that will decide this race.

Ferrari versatility "very strange" - Hamilton

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton believes Ferrari’s strong Chinese Grand Prix form in completely different conditions to Bahrain is “very strange”.

Ericsson says mix-up with team led to penalty

Marcus Ericsson says a mix-up with his Sauber team led to his grid penalty for Formula 1's Chinese Grand Prix for ignoring double-waved yellow flags.

Raikkonen has no explanation for last-gasp qualifying defeat

Kimi Raikkonen has no explanation for losing Chinese Grand Prix pole position to Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Sebastian Vettel at the last moment in qualifying.

Mercedes blames tyre woes for lack of pace

Mercedes has blamed difficulties in managing tyre temperatures for it being beaten to the front row by Formula 1 rival Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Alonso admits P13 the "maximum" for McLaren

Fernando Alonso says 13th position was the "maximum" his McLaren Formula 1 team could have hoped for in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Chinese GP: Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 as Mercedes struggles

Sebastian Vettel pipped Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to pole position for the Chinese Grand prix by less than a tenth of a second.

Chinese GP: Vettel fastest in FP3, engine woes for Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in final practice for Formula 1’s Chinese Grand Prix as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo suffered a spectacular Renault engine failure.

Chinese GP: Latest tech updates, direct from the garages

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images uncover the latest technical details on show in the Shanghai pitlane.

Is F1 finally set for its big-three battle royale?

While Ferrari has been flawless and Mercedes fast but prone to error, a combination of factors have stopped Red Bull joining F1's top two teams at the front of the pack so far this season. Has it finally joined the fray in China?

F1 must give "serious thought" to unsafe release trend

Formula 1 needs to give "serious thought" to the spate of unsafe releases that have hit the opening three grands prix of the 2018 season, says Force India technical director Andrew Green.

Chinese GP: Top photos from Friday's selection of photos from Friday practice ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo "struggled" with ultrasofts in China

Daniel Ricciardo says he is not happy with his Red Bull in qualifying trim after the first day of Formula 1 practice ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Chinese GP: Hamilton beats Raikkonen by 0.007s in FP2

Lewis Hamilton pipped Kimi Raikkonen to fastest time in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix by just seven thousandths of a second.

Chinese GP: Hamilton comfortably fastest in FP1

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a comfortable advantage over Kimi Raikkonen in the opening practice session for Formula 1’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Chinese GP: Latest tech updates, direct from the garages

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images uncover the latest technical details on show in the Shanghai pitlane.

Chinese GP: Top photos from Thursday

Check out our selection of photos of the day on Thursday in Shanghai, which takes place this weekend the Grand Prix of China Formula 1.

Hamilton clears air with Verstappen after Bahrain clash

Lewis Hamilton has drawn a line under the fallout from his Bahrain GP collision with Max Verstappen and its aftermath by talking to the Dutchman in Shanghai on Thursday.

Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai F1 circuit guide

Take a closer look at the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of Formula 1's Chinese Grand Prix with our exclusive track animation.

Mercedes conservative in China F1 tyre picks

Pirelli has unveiled Formula 1 team's tyre selections for the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix, with reigning teams' champion Mercedes favouring a conservative approach.

Bernhard column: Sealing a Porsche hat-trick in Shanghai

In his latest column, Porsche LMP1 ace Timo Bernhard reflects on a Shanghai race that saw he and his teammates crowned world champions and the German squad rack up its third title in a row.

Hartley: Post-Le Mans resurgence to thank for WEC title

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley says Porsche has its post-Le Mans upturn in form to thank for its third FIA World Endurance Championship title.

Shanghai WEC: Porsche seals both titles despite Toyota win

Porsche sealed both the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers' and manufacturers' crowns in Shanghai, despite rival Toyota taking victory in the penultimate round of the season.

Toyota targets beating Porsche's 2017 victory tally

Toyota has restarted development of its TS050 Hybrid as it bids to finish the FIA World Endurance Championship season with more wins than Porsche.

Porsche: Early title chance won't make us conservative

Porsche LMP1 team boss Andreas Seidl says his squad will not take a conservative approach in this weekend’s WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai, despite it being on the cusp of securing both titles.

Shanghai WEC: Kobayashi flyer gives Toyota pole

Toyota claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship pole position in four races ahead of this weekend's penultimate round in Shanghai. 

Shanghai WEC: Kobayashi puts Toyota on top in FP3

Toyota stood at the top of the times when final free practice for this weekend's Shanghai round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was cut short. 

Shanghai WEC: Toyota sets the pace in Friday practice

Toyota went fastest in the two opening sessions of free practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship round in Shanghai. 

Shanghai Blancpain: Patel scores back-to-back podiums

Audi India-backed Aditya Patel scored his second consecutive Blancpain Asia podium in the second race of the weekend at Shanghai.

Shanghai Blancpain: Patel returns on podium in Race 1

Indian GT ace Aditya Patel scored his fifth podium of the year in the penultimate round of the Blancpain GT Asia Series in Shanghai.

Dodhiwala impresses with podium in Polo Cup China

Ishaan Dodhiwala made a successful international debut in the Volkswagen Polo GTI Cup China, finishing on the podium in Race 1.