“Both drivers did a fantastic job this afternoon – they managed the limits of the tyre, pushed aggressively when it was needed and were always able to maximise the pace of the car,” Whitmarsh summarised. “It's just a pity that they each lost position on the final lap.
“That was a little bit frustrating: we had terrible traffic at the end, so Jenson lost a couple of seconds at a critical point in the race. That enabled Lewis to close him down quicker than normal and take a position that we felt we could have kept.”
“The whole team did an extremely good job today though: our strategy was perfectly managed, our pitstops were faultless, and the engineers maximised the pace of the car. We raced well,” Whitmarsh added.
“But we're still not where we want to be, although there are positives to take away from today. We'll be putting out heads down during the three-week break before Hungary and will be aiming to capitalise on the momentum we've gathered this weekend.”