Chinese Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Shanghai, China

Daniel Ricciardo - 4th place, 12 points - 9.5/10

Three fourth places in a row for Ricciardo now, but this weekend should have resulted in so much more. Notwithstanding mistakes from the Ferrari drivers, his qualifying lap was stunning to take second on the grid, and he immediately took the lead in to Turn 1. He was always set to lose out with Rosberg on the soft tyre behind him, but Ricciardo was massively unfortunate to pick up a puncture which forced him to stop early and then the resulting safety car saw him demoted to 18th place. His recovery was superb, scything through the field to cross the line one place behind his team-mate. Second place would have been his without the puncture.