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  1. Post update

    Well that was worth getting up for, wasn't it?

    It's all to play for as Formula 1 heads to Azerbaijan for the next race on 29 April.

    See you then!

  2. Before you go...

    We're about to wrap things up here but check out the links below for more content.

  3. 'A good day'

    More from Daniel Ricciardo at the post-race press conference: "Once I was aware we had the pace I wasn't going to let it slip. I feel every win I have had has been in similar circumstances. It was crazy, a lot of fun. After yesterday I thought I was starting the race at the back. The team were rewarded for getting out in qualy but this is the best reward.

    On his contract talks with Red Bull, with discussions set to continue in April: "I guess the plan was to try and hold off still a little bit. Getting the win is nice. We were in a really strong place in the second half of the race. When we get to Europe it will probably balance out. All three teams have had moments, it is interesting, fun. I don't think today hurt my position so it is a good day."

  4. The standings

    Lewis Hamilton does manage to cut Sebastian Vettel's advantage down to nine points as Daniel Ricciardo moves up to fourth with the win.

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    Jennifer Harris: It's always amazed me why people rave so much over Max. Today he has shown his immaturity by allowing his fame to convince him he's invunerable. Grow up Max. You were lucky to only get a 10 sec penalty, should have been a race ban. Still it does add a little edge-of-seat.

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    This is what Max Verstappen had to say:

    “I could see him struggling on the tyres and tried to brake late into the corner. I locked the rears a bit and hit him. That was of course my fault.

    “It’s not what you want and it’s easy to say afterwards I should have waited. That probably would have been the best idea but unfortunately that happened."

  7. Verstappen not young anymore - Vettel

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on his crash with Max Verstappen: "I didn't see him until late and left a bit of room. I was expecting him to come earlier. I had no intention of resisting, there was no point in doing so they were too fast. I didn't want to compromise my race.

    "He did a mistake and locked up which happens. He misjudged it and compromised both of our results.

    "He is not young anymore he has had enough races but that can happen when you have done 300 races. He could have taken the front wing off and then it would be game over for both of us. We were both lucky but that is how it goes."

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    Here's what both drivers had to say about that incident.

  9. Verstappen nudges Vettel into a spin - Nicholls

    The moment Sebastian Vettel's race was ruined. He was hit by Max Verstappen.

    Listen again below.

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    Video caption: Verstappen and Vettel collide at the hairpin
  10. Yesterday and today a disaster - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton who finished fourth: "I was in no man's land today. I had no pace and was just trying to hold on for whatever I had.

    Asked how he viewed his position in the title race: "I am not quite sure. We have got a tough battle ahead of us, particularly on my side.

    "We have been underperforming. Yesterday and today was a disaster on my side. I have got to rectify that and get back into normal performance mode otherwise more points will be lost. (We were) thankful for a few incidents ahead that kept us in the battle."

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    Jamie Squibbs: Lewis Hamilton only nine points behind Sebastian Vettel now... considering Lewis started fourth and Vettel on pole with already a 17 point advantage. That isn’t a bad result for the Brit after all

    Ian Jones: Top race. Ricciardo is a class act. Not a big fan of Vettel but he's been utterly shafted by Max and that sad excuse of a penalty

    Prakhar Tewari: Max Verstappen should be banned for couple of races then only he will learn Such a stupid person always causes problems for others

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    Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third: "I think we made a good start, got blocked a bit and got passed in the first corner. We stayed out very long and got a little luck on the safety car.

    "In the end we would have needed the soft tyres to really go for it. Once you get close it is so difficult to follow people."

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    Valtteri Bottas, who finished second: "The race was going pretty well for us and we were looking strong until the safety car. We were in trouble then really and it is disappointing. It felt like we deserved victory but not today.

    "This is racing, these things happen."

  14. Listen again: Ricciardo wins Chinese GP

    Here's the moment Daniel Ricciardo sealed a thrilling victory...

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    Video caption: Ricciardo takes a stunning victory in China
  15. 'Sometimes you have to lick the stamp and send it'

    More from Daniel Ricciardo: "Twenty four hours ago I thought I would be at the back of the grid so firstly thanks the boys, today is the real reward for that work.

    "It was hectic I heard about the safety car in turn 14 and they said come in. It all happened quickly. It was decisive and I got the win.

    On his overtakes, he said: "Sometimes you have got to lick the stamp and send it. We had the soft tyre so knew I could get more out of the breaking."

  16. 'That was unexpected"


    Daniel Ricciardo, who won the race: "I don't seem to win boring races! It was unexpected."

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    Josh Earl: It is impossible not to like Daniel Ricciardo, the bloke is infectious!!

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    An emotional moment for Daniel Ricciardo.

    It's his sixth win in Formula 1 and incredibly all of those have come from starting outside the top three.

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    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    In a way the safety car actually helped Hamilton. The fact Ricciardo won the race was good news for him.

    Imagine a scenario that Vettel won the race and Hamilton was fifth - that would have been very difficult for Hamilton to respond to.

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