Chinese Grand Prix - Driver ratings



Valtteri Bottas - 10th place, 1 point - 6.5/10

Qualifying should have set Bottas up for a strong result having secured a place on row three, but a poor start dropped him from fifth to tenth on the opening lap. Already on the back foot on supersoft tyres as a result, Bottas struggled to look after his tyres later in the race and he slipped down to tenth in the final stint, with the two Toro Rosso drivers getting the better of him in the closing laps - Sainz making his move on the last lap of the race.