Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hailed the performance of his squad as it collected a 1-2 finish at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Mercedes came in for criticism following the pit decision which cost Lewis Hamilton victory in Monaco and Wolff says that the squad's display at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was the perfect response, as Hamilton led home team-mate Nico Rosberg.
"Our guys on the pit wall did the perfect job managing the fine line between allowing the drivers to race each other and keeping the cars healthy so we made it to the finish," said Wolff.
"Montreal is the toughest circuit of the year for fuel consumption - and the toughest for brakes, too. With no Safety Cars to spice up the action, we had a straight, flat-out fight between our two boys across 70 laps - and it was a real battle.
"But running one stop, which we felt was the quickest strategy, the boys had to manage the cars during periods of the race, too, as has always been the case here in Montreal.
"After the stops, it was very cat and mouse, with Nico saving his brakes for a charge at the end - and Lewis conserving fuel to have margin to defend.
"Then, when they went for it in the final 10 laps, it was very tense indeed - but they did the perfect job to keep it under control. We needed this result, after all the discussion and criticism following Monaco, and it was good to do it with a faultless performance."