Sebastian Vettel (pole, P8, 4 pts) : 9/10
On Saturday, he put in a last minute flyer to pip his team mate for pole. At the start on Sunday he didn’t think twice about ruining any intentions Kimi may have had about racing at the front. Seb thought he had a big enough lead when Bottas pulled off the undercut. And when the Red Bulls opted for fresh soft rubber during the safety car period, the mediums tyres were never going to be enough to make it a hat-trick in China for Vettel and Ferrari. Verstappen’s huge unforced error relegated the championship leader to the dull end of the top ten.