Mercedes AMG Petronas team boss Totto Wolff paid tribute the boys in the pits following another one-two in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish for his fourth win of the year for the Brackley team with Nico Rosberg taking second place.
Wolff said: “Our guys on the pit wall did the perfect job managing the fine line between allowing the drivers to race each other and keeping the cars healthy so we made it to the finish.
“Montreal is the toughest circuit of the year for fuel consumption and the toughest for brakes, too. With no Safety Cars to spice up the action, we had a straight, flat-out fight between our two boys and it was a real battle.
“We needed this result, after all the discussion and criticism following Monaco, and it was good to do it with a faultless performance.”
The Lotus F1 team moved into fifth position in the FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship after Pastor Maldonado, who started sixth on the grid, finished seventh and Romain Grosjean tenth at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Deputy team boss Federico Gastaldi said: “For Pastor this should be a turning point for his season but both cars scoring points is always our target and we want more of the same for the rest of the year.”