“We are in a sport where we try to win two different championships – we both try to win the Drivers’ title, but our job is to win the Constructors’ title too, so we have to work together. For the first time, I had a team-mate with whom I really communicated.
“You know, ‘I felt this…’, ‘I had this feeling’. Without hiding anything from each other, trying to improve each other, helping each other to be our best version.
“It had never happened with other drivers before. It’s something unique.
“And as a human being, it’s fantastic. Once we get off the track we talk like gentlemen. No tricks.”