With this afternoon’s result, the team had climbed to second place in the Constructors’ Championship on 171 points. This total, after eight races, exceeds the team’s total points scored in the entire 2012 season (142). “Nico didn’t put a foot wrong”, said Ross Brawn. “He drove extremely well, looked after the tyres like he needed to and was in the perfect place to pick up the pieces when others ran into trouble. It got very tense in the final laps, but Nico showed he had the speed to respond and the composure to bring the car home.