Lewis had to fight hard for his tenth victory of the season - and not only against Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, but also against the thread of a DNF, due to a Power Unit issue: "There was a lot of great work that went on in the background with the engineers here and back in the UK, who were really working on understanding what they've got to turn down and tweak. They threw a lot of balls at me whilst I was juggling with the other stuff."
"There would be a switch change, and you do a default setting, and one switch and you go plus, plus, plus, plus, plus, and go to another switch and go down, down, down, down, down, and juggling that and they kept throwing them at me. I'm really grateful that the engine finished."
For the last few laps, Lewis was yelling in the cockpit, urging his W09 to hold out for the final kilometres through to the finish line: "I was just talking, shouting in the car: Come on, come on, you can do it, keep it together. You could just never imagine how crazy that feeling is in the car. My heart rate must have been above 190 or whatever."
At the same time, Lewis was struggling with tyre wear and holding off the challenge from the Red Bull coming up behind, knowing that he had to keep it out of DRS range: "I felt awesome at the end when I managed to pull it across and the car didn't fail. I just felt so elated and just so grateful."