Nico Rosberg hailed the balance of his Mercedes W07 Hybrid after he swept to his third win of the year in China to rack up his sixth successive Formula 1 victory.
Rosberg lost out to Daniel Ricciardo off the line, ostensibly due to starting on the harder tyres, but recovered his position within a handful of laps.
From there, Rosberg managed his pace and crossed the line over half a minute clear of Sebastian Vettel.
"Racing wise, it was an almost perfect weekend," he said.
"Only the start could have been better - but luckily I was able to pass Daniel later on the straight and from then on I could build up a gap.
"I must say, I've never had a better balance in my car than I had today. It was really perfect, so a big thanks to everyone who helped me achieve that."
Rosberg's victory extended his championship advantage to 36 points but he insists he is fully concentrated on the task ahead.
"I'm a very happy man today and, after three races I can be really pleased about how my season has gone so far," he said.
"But it's a very long year ahead and there's a lot of points still on the table, so I'm not losing my focus."