"This is down to the hard work of every single team member, both at the factories in Brackley and Brixworth as well as at the race track.
"It's usually only a few people who are in the spotlight all the time, but there are many, many hidden heroes in our team. We have been able to keep it together and push the limits of the sport and of ourselves, even under immense pressure."
Valtteri's words after the Brazilian Grand Prix sum up the crucial ingredients to success in Formula One: hard work, passion, unity and a hunger to continue breaking boundaries - even under the intense pressure one of the most intense title battles yet.
It's a cheesy cliché, but 2018 has most definitely been a rollercoaster ride. Incredible highs, crushing lows and a whole lot of determination to end the year at the top of the standings. We've faced formidable opponents, but we've relished the fight and take even more pride in the outcome because of it.
"It was our most difficult Championship to date, and that's why the relief now is the most I've ever felt," Toto admitted. "This year, I think you could see there were phases where we seemed to have the upper hand - but then it was Ferrari again and, towards the end, Red Bull joined the club.
"This is why this Championship feels the best. Because we had a hell of a fight on our hands throughout the season with Ferrari - a fantastic team and an amazing brand. Being able to win a fifth consecutive Championship is something we wouldn't have dreamt of six years ago.