• IN WORDS: Monza Proved How Fantastic This Sport Is - Toto

Toto on teamwork, race strategy and the remaining races...

'The racing happens on Sunday'

Missing out on starting from the front of the grid was disappointing on Saturday, but the points are scored on Sunday and it was our time to shine.

"It shows that the racing happens on Sunday," Toto said. "I am very proud of the work the team has done, all the engine guys and the chassis, from Spa to Monza.

"We have understood the car better, we have understood the tyres better. We have added some performance and even if Saturday didn't show it because we couldn't qualify on pole, I felt that we've done some good work over the last couple of days.

"I would have said that even if we hadn't won. Nevertheless, we didn't have the quickest car on Saturday, but on Sunday we did.

"We had a reliable car, we had a car that was good on the tyres. There was no blistering on our tyres, as there was on the Ferrari, and brilliant execution from both drivers and the team."

'It also worked for Valtteri'

Valtteri lost a position at the start to Max Verstappen's Red Bull and the team had to do something different to try and get him ahead.

They opted to keep him out for a long first stint, which put the Finn into the lead and also aided Lewis' charge to close down the gap to Kimi Räikkönen.

"Valtteri's strategy not only worked for Lewis, keeping Kimi behind, but it also worked for Valtteri," Toto explained.

"We knew we had to keep him out long because we'd lost the position already to Verstappen.

"We needed to keep him out long to create the largest possible tyre offset at the end of the race, it was his best shot for the podium."

'We'll turn the factories upside down'

The team has a 25-point advantage in the Constructors' Championship, while Lewis now leads the Drivers' Standings by 30 points.

But, we're not taking anything for granted. There's still a long way to go and we'll be pushing as hard as ever to emerge from the final race on top.

"We will give it everything in Singapore and all of the remaining races," Toto admits.

"We'll turn the factories in Brixworth and Brackley upside down to extract performance and go to Singapore with the aim of doing the best.

"Whether that is good enough to win the race or not, I don't know yet. But, the next seven races are going to be maximum attack.

"It just shows how fantastic this sport is where things bounce back and forth, we are all oscillating between drama and glory. This is the ingredient of a great Championship."