Ferrari looked incredibly fast on race day in Baku and Sebastian Vettel opened up a clear lead in the first half, but Valtteri moved into the frame by staying out on SuperSofts.
His strong pace brought him right into contention and he of course capitalised on the Safety Car to make his sole stop. He commanded the restart and the chequered flag was in sight, but sadly it wasn't to be...
"I think the topic of this season is tyre warm-up because the Ferraris were in the window, Sebastian's first lap was two and a half seconds quicker than anybody else," Toto said.
"We were doing fine, and the tyre was coming in, but the Red Bulls struggled a lot. Once the temperatures stabilised our pace was OK, but I still think that Sebastian managed at the front.
"In those early stages he was the fastest car on track but that changed because Valtteri's race came towards him.
"We knew that staying out would give him the opportunity if there was a Safety Car and this is what we did.
"It is just very brutal for him to lose what looked to be an easy win three laps to go with some piece of debris on the track."