After the disappointment of the Belgian Grand Prix, we made it our goal to improve the versatility of the W09, with Monza, Singapore and Suzuka being three good examples of tracks with completely different characteristics.
If we could be strong at all three of those circuits, we'd reached our goal. Amazingly, thanks to the hard work and determination of our team, that's what has happened.
"We've made a big step forward since Spa," Toto said. "Monza, Singapore, and now here [Japan], three very different tracks and we took it as an ambition to perform at all three.
"To prove to ourselves that we are capable of delivering a car on every sort of track, the high-speed Monza racetrack, the twisty hot Singapore city circuit, and then Suzuka, which has a bit of everything.
"And I think now we have the car in a really good position. We understand how the aero works with the tyres.
"The drivers really feel good and have a lot of confidence in the car, and all that together I think has made us outperform our competitors."