As a result, he was unable to make it to the start line before the clock ticked down to zero, meaning he missed out on a final qualifying lap.
Ricciardo's team-mate Nico Hulkenberg will don a bright yellow and black design featuring retro logos from his team Renault and helmet designer Schuberth, as well as the Roman numeral "M" on the back representing the number 1000.
Verstappen stayed stewing in his auto as his rivals accelerated away, Ricciardo just crossing the line before the red lights flashed up to signal that the Red Bull driver would be unable to improve. On the track I think if there is one driver who is certainly faster, he will get the advantage.
Every season, it takes a right few races before you kind of get a gist of where it all is but I anticipate it's going to be back and forth between the two of us.
"It does not matter if it's the 1,000th, 2,000th or 10,000th (race), it's an irrelevant figure for me".
"They screw-up your entire run-up, even though it's an unwritten rule that you just follow each other".
And I was playing nice, staying behind Charles... and suddenly, out of the hairpin, they just start to overtake you.
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"If you're at the end of the train, which I was, then it was quite hard".
Just like the first two races of the season, it's very unlikely we'll get rain in China, but the forecast has been wrong for this race a couple of times before.
The Mercedes star from Britain is facing multiple challenges this season, primarily from Ferrari, who go into the third race of the season with the fastest vehicle. And when asked about the Verstappen incident in the post-qualifying press conference, he predictably saw it differently...
Lewis Hamilton, who has comprehensively beaten Vettel in the battle for the world championship in the past two years, defended his rival after Vettel made yet another error in Bahrain two weeks ago, claiming that the 31-year-old's achievements outweigh his mistakes.... "If you were at end of train, which I was, it was hard. I think we could have made the second row", Horner said. I don't know if others weren't told. "Push flat out and hopefully I can make this tyre last and with the things happening on track hopefully, I get out from China with maximum points". But I obviously prioritised to make the lap.
Bottas has already scored more points through this season's first two races than he did through the 2018 season's first four races, and with the upcoming schedule being what it is, look for him continue to capitalize on the great opportunity that he has to prove that he is a legitimate championship contender who should not simply be utilized by the Silver Arrows as a wingman for Hamilton.