For most people, climbing 14 places through the most competitive field in motorsport would be a job well done. But, while Valtteri was pleased with his day's work, he's always wanting more - and knows the fight ahead will only continue to intensify...
"I think we maximised today from where we started. It's okay but it's a shame it was not a podium. I lost too much time in the beginning of the race with overtaking. You know that can always happen when you start from the back of the grid.
"Otherwise it was a good recovery. For us it was really important to get more points than Ferrari. That was positive even though we didn't win. But, of course, we need to keep pushing. They were too quick today - Sebastian could control the race. We need to work hard.
"At the moment they are in front of us. Basically, a good performance in qualifying and the race. Maybe on the straight line power they are better. They are extremely quick."