"We took the risk and every day of the week I would do it again," said Toto, in the aftermath of a night race where a Mercedes 1-2 looked like a real possibility.
Ultimately, we left the first leg of the double header in Singapore with a P3, the fastest lap, and 16 more points in our fight for second in the Constructors’. While we know how close we got to more, we take only positives from what was undoubtedly one of our strongest weekends of the season on track and on the pit wall.
It all started on Friday. Encouraging performances and feedback across both sessions, run in differing temperatures of the Singapore afternoon and evening, gave room for optimism heading into the weekend.
"I think it’s the best I’ve felt from a Friday this year," said Lewis Hamilton. "We’ve got a good platform to build off."