"No more talking now, and that's very important" said Valtteri Bottas over the radio coming through Turn 12 on lap 47.
He could see the Mercedes of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton just a couple of seconds in front of him and knew exactly what was required. For the first time in his career, he had to win a grand prix by making a pass for the lead outside of the start phase. And he did exactly that.
Bottas spent the weeks before the United States Grand Prix underlining his determination to keep the world championship fight alive.