Valtteri Bottas could have been forgiven for not wanting to take part in the podium celebrations at the Chinese Grand Prix, for it looked like a sure-fire win for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team in the Finn's 100th Grand Prix start.
Within striking distance of the chequred flag, Valtteri looked to have taken the win thanks to some quick thinking by the Silver Arrows tacticians, as he squeezed past championship leader, Sebastian Vettel, with a well-timed and perfectly executed pitstop.
But a safety car deployment, and a strategy move from their rivals saw Daniel Ricciardo recover from sixth place to take the win, while Valtteri was on the second step of the podium.
Valtteri, who had driven well all weekend and had qualified in third place, was understandably disappointment to miss out on winning his fourth race, having also narrowly missed out on a win in Bahrain. However, he is staying positive than he can record his first win of the season, and with Azerbaijan Grand Prix up next, he knows that anything can happen in Baku.