Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race as Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen look on. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Daniel Ricciardo made a string of thrilling overtaking moves to snatch a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory Sunday after a safety car strategy gamble by his Red Bull team paid off handsomely.Kimi Raikkonen took third place for Ferrari but title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both endured trying afternoons, the four-time world champions ending up fourth and eighth respectively.Vettel, who won the first two races of the season for Ferrari, saw his lead over Hamilton slashed from 17 points to nine.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 afterward.
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