Clear signs of an intense battle brewing at the front of the field were already evident in Melbourne. And Toto is expecting it to heat up even more in Bahrain this weekend.
"We expect Bahrain to be another challenging weekend, although the challenges will be of a completely different nature," he explained.
"The race in the desert is tricky because the conditions change drastically between sessions. FP1 and FP3 take place in the heat of the day whereas Qualifying and the race itself take place after sunset so it's much cooler. That makes it extremely difficult to find the right set-up with the car.
"Bahrain is also a power-sensitive race with the long straights. We saw in Melbourne that the Ferraris in particular were very quick, so I expect it to be a close battle.
"We've seen some great racing in Bahrain in recent years, particularly between our drivers back in 2014, so I think we can look forward to an exciting and competitive weekend."