While it was Ferrari, rather than Mercedes that signed off for the summer break with the high of a 1-2, Toto Wolff says the Silver Arrows should be mighty proud - on a day when the team stood by their values.
"Today was a tough day for the team but one that showed the values that we hold high," said Toto.
"First of all, we cannot ultimately be satisfied with third and fourth places; we managed to limit the damage to Ferrari, and were fortunate that Red Bull accounted for themselves on the opening lap.
"So it's positive that we didn't lose too many points on a circuit where Ferrari had the upper hand. But it was also a great day for the team because we saw our ethos played out for everybody to see with great respect between Lewis and Valtteri.
"First, for Valtteri to let his team-mate past to put the pressure on Ferrari and try to challenge Kimi; second, for Lewis to sportingly give the place back in the final corner without losing any position to Verstappen.