Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrated with a trademark ‘shoey’ after winning a sensational Chinese Grand Prix in thrilling style Sunday.

The Australian carved his way through the field from sixth place to storm to the sixth Grand Prix victory of his career.

Ricciardo, who filled one of his shoes with champagne on the podium and chugged it in what has become a signature ‘shoey’ victory celebration, says: “I don’t seem to win boring races."

Ricciardo took the lead with just 10 laps to go when he charged past race Valtteri Bottas, who finished second in a Mercedes, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel, who led from the pole, dropped back to finish eighth after colliding with Max Verstappen, who was penalised 10 seconds for hitting the German.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton crossed the line fifth behind Verstappen but was promoted to fourth after the Dutchman’s penalty was applied.

CHINESE GP

1. Daniel Ricciardo 

2. Valtteri Bottas

3. Kimi Raikkonen

4. Lewis Hamilton

5. Max Verstappen

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