The Chinese GP offered us the third winning in as many races of Nico Rosberg ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat. Let’s evaluate the protagonists, along with Gian Carlo Minardi.
Nico Rosberg – 10 all perfect. Pole position and victory with an excellent pace. He is in great shape and goes all out to try winning the World Championship. This one is his third victory in as many races.
Daniel Ricciardo – 8.5 he did an excellent qualifying, but was very unlucky during the race due to a puncture. He could have attempted to steal the second place of Vettel.
Daniil Kvyat – 8 great race at the end of which he took his Red Bull on the podium, the car has an excellent frame but the power-unit is still inadequate. I don’t agree with Vettel about the contact at the start.
Sebastian Vettel -7.5 a substantial second place, even if he made some little mistakes both in qualifying and in race with the contact to the detriment of Kimi Raikkonen. He has no reasons to get angry with the Russian driver.
Felipe Massa -7.5 he succeeds in remaining continuously ahead of Bottas. He took the Williams back to the top.
Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen -7.5 they confirmed their qualifying positions, and although in inverted positions, they have been in point zone for the all race.
Lewis Hamilton – 7.5 in spite of his poor conditions, he was maker of an amazing recover. What a pity the mistake early in the race that influenced the result.
Kimi Raikkonen – 7 like Sebastian, he made some little mistakes in qualifying, but he was good in recovering positions reaching the fifth place.
Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso – 7 they fought in the first part of the race. We can see a small opening for a duo McLaren-Honda growing.
Valtteri Bottas – 6 once again, he does not live up to expectations. His season started in a limp way.