The team returned from the break determined to come out on top in the battle with Ferrari. But, when the flag fell on Sunday, it was a red car that took top spot. There's plenty of work ahead in the battle for the 2018 crown...
"First off, on a day like this, you have to question yourself where we can improve," said Toto. "When I look at today's race, I see many deficits. We are a strong team but there are deficits that are obvious that cause us not to perform as we expect and, insofar, it is not about somebody else outperforming us, it is about us finding the clues to understand our underperformance.
"You can see the deficits. It is the slow speed [corners] and it is the traction. This is what I would summarise as the main weaknesses at the moment. Today we were clearly - compared to the Ferraris and the Red Bulls and the Force Indias - the car that was cooking the tyres the most.
"They [Ferrari] have a power advantage. We have seen that yesterday in Qualifying. On various parts of the straight you can see that, even if the exits are not worse than ours, their engine keeps pulling
"Then, you add that to our weaknesses out of Turn 1 especially and that causes the double whammy. If you aren't very good on traction and you are being outperformed slightly on power, then lap one happens."