- What were your predictions of where Lewis could finish before the race, without rain or Safety Cars?
JV: "Before the race, we'd sat down with Lewis extensively and gone through the various options available to him.
"One thing that was clear was he had to fight through traffic very, very quickly and by around lap 14 he'd done that. He'd done a fantastic job.
"The second was that his best result today would come from taking the Soft tyres very, very long as others may be suffering from blistering or convert to a two-stop.
"Again, he did a fantastic job taking those tyres all the way up to lap 42 and going to the UltraSoft tyres. In the morning, we'd predicted fifth was very much achievable, but to get a podium we needed something more, we needed a Safety Car, we needed some set of conditions to push us there.
"As it was, before the rain even turned up in that race, Lewis actually was on course for potentially getting back up into P4, maybe even P3 in the best-case scenario because his pace was so strong.
"The reality though is as the rain started to hit, we saw opportunity that it was far more than that and he was able to deliver on Sunday."