“As for Fernando, he got the maximum result he could, in the light of how qualifying went. The way he ran his race was perfect, with some fantastic opening laps during which he managed to deal with Hamilton and Hülkenberg, and after that he managed the car and the strategy in just the right way.
“There was some tension at the re-start after the safety car period, because the two McLarens had opted to fit new tyres – we knew there was a chance of tyre degradation, which might have put us in difficulty. Fortunately, at that moment our race pace was very good and we were able to manage our advantage over them.
“Our aim was to arrive at the final race still fighting for the title and we have done that, even getting there with a driver leading the classification. It will definitely be tough, but we will do all we can to bring home this championship title.”