Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner praised the pit wall in aiding Sergio Perez with his Monaco Grand Prix win and getting the strategy exactly right.
The Mexican performed superbly in treacherous conditions while his team outfoxed Ferrari in the Principality.
Perez has since been rewarded with a two-year contract extension with Red Bull after his admirable start to the season.
When asked about jumping the Ferraris through race strategy Horner said: “I thought we might be able to get one of them I didn’t think we’d be able to get both of them.
“And obviously we capitalised from their mistake but at on point it looked like we were going to get both of them past Sainz with Max as well so it was pretty close.”
The Milton Keynes-based squad have become a team on the front foot in recent times making bold strategy calls.
Horner dedicates time to getting the fundamentals correct in order to gain an edge over a season: “I don’t know. I’ve always prided ourselves on us being an attacking race team we’ve always focused on trying to do the basics well whether that’s strategy whether that’s pit stops or thinking on your feet.
“And I think today was all about thinking on your feet and reacting to the situation as it happens around you.”
The 48-year-old highlighted the importance of crisp communication during the Grand Prix to gain an advantage over the competition.
“It’s a process so you’ve got to have effective and clear communication and I think as a pit wall today we had all the information.
“We were using the information well to get that crossover right and we were debating whether you go straight from the extreme onto the slick as we saw with Lewis when it hurt us a few years ago with Daniel, but we decided it was a quicker route to go through the inter onto the slick and the power of the outlap was enormous and Checo absolutely nailed it.”