- In hindsight, would pitting Valtteri under the Safety Car have given him a better finishing position?
AS: "The answer to that is absolutely, we would've done. What we were doing at the time though was thinking that if we just followed Vettel in, did the same as him and put the Softs on, we are not going to win the race because we were behind him on Softs on the first stint and we weren't able to make any inroads into him.
"He would've also had no trouble managing his tyres over that shorter stint at the end. So, what we were doing here was playing for the win. The chance of winning the race was higher if we were to do something different, stay out, leave Valtteri in control and the question was would Valtteri's tyres last well enough for him to be able to keep Vettel behind.
"Now, as you saw, that wasn't the case. We couldn't keep Vettel behind. Valtteri did an amazing job of actually defending for a number of laps before he got through.
"But, we even spoke to Valtteri after the race about that and he knew fine well what we were doing, we were trying to put him in the lead, he knew that he was going to have a car on new Softs behind him, but he was actually very happy that we made that decision because he would rather be given a chance to win the race than just banking second place."