We found ourselves in the tricky situation after leaving Lewis out one lap too long in the pit stops, which brought him out behind Sebastian.
"The race panned out differently to what we had expected," Toto admitted. "We spent a lot of time in the morning discussing various scenarios. The one that actually happened was slipstreaming each other, but then we got tangled up in the way we called the pitstops.
"We did the right thing by calling Valtteri in first, it would have protected his position, but we were one lap too late with Lewis.
"I'll take it on me, because I was engaging with James [Vowles] in a conversation when he should have made the call. And this is why he came in a lap too late and lost position.
"Lewis had to fight hard to overtake Sebastian, which was an awesome move, but blistered his tyres and then we were in a situation where Valtteri was in front managing the tyres.
"Lewis was behind with a blistered rear and Sebastian all over him. And at that stage, there were two possible outcomes. The best case would have been it stayed like it is and we finish second with Lewis and win with Valtteri.
"The worst case was that the blister wouldn't last until the end and Lewis would have been overtaken by Sebastian, in order to manage his tyres.
"This is why having Valtteri in between was the call we made. Rationally, the right call to do, but our sporting heart says it was not."