It wasn't just Valtteri who had to nurse his tyres to the flag. While all may have appeared serene for Lewis out in front, he too drove a beautifully managed race to bring home a resounding win.
"Lewis drove a faultless, spectacular race as well. We thought about it [pitting under a late VSC] because Valtteri was defending so well. We had more than 20s gap, we would have had VSC and Safety Car margins, so we would probably have pitted."
Had it not been for Valtteri's staunch defence, Toto believes it could have been a different story at the front in the latter stages of the race.
"I think he [Vettel] would have certainly made it up to Lewis on the UltraSoft and been close to Lewis. The outcome could have been a totally different one.
"Lewis' Softs were 10 laps younger than Valtteri's, so I don't think he [Vettel] could have overtaken. But it would certainly have been more grey hairs for us and excitement towards the end of the race.