Ricciardo would have gone for last lap ditch effort against Vettel

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You can bet a case of Red Bull that if he had been in Valtteri Bottas' boots last Sunday, Daniel Ricciardo would have pulled out all the stops to try and pass Sebastian Vettel.

The Mercedes driver caught up with Vettel in the final stretch of the Bahrain Grand Prix buy came up short in his attempts to build himself an opportunity to pass the race's future winner.

Meanwhile, Ricciardo was soaking up his disappointment after retiring from the race on the opening lap following a complete and terminal electrical failure.

Had he been racing at the front however, and snapping at Vettel's heels on the last lap, he would have gone all in.

"I definitely would have sent it. 100 per cent," Ricciardo told Sky F1.

"I would have gone. There's a gap, you're finishing second anyway, if you overshoot you're finishing second."

The Aussie says the fact that it was the last lap would have made a last ditch effort compelling, even at the risk of taking both cars out.

"Last lap, for the win, you have to go. You have to go. Take them both out [if it goes wrong]," he said.

"How the race would have gone, I don't know. I don't want to say I would have won, but if that was me on the last lap you can bet everything that I was going for it."

Bottas says he reviewed the final stages of last Sunday's race, and says he would change nothing if offered an opportunity to do it again.

"I have reviewed everything and if I could relive the situation again, I wouldn't do anything differently," Bottas said.

"Afterwards and from the outside it is easy to say 'You should have done this, you should have done that'.

"We analysed all the scenarios and it is nearly impossible to say what would have been the best.

"From each race there is always something you can do better and probably in the middle stint we could have tried to pressurise Sebastian a bit more because we had a decent pace.

"But what would have happened in the end with the tyres, that is a question mark."