Today's race was a difficult one for Scuderia AlphaTauri but thanks to the efforts of Yuki Tsunoda, who was the lone scorer for the duo to bring home a point.
Tsunoda had a better start and was in the position to compete for points versus the McLarens and Alonso in the early stages of the race.
The hot weather forced majority of the race to be a three-stop strategy, track position was critical, and Tsunoda's last stop was timed to prevent Vettel who was on a two-stop strategy, from gaining an advantage which played out very well.
It was only a matter of getting past Haas' Mick Schumacher, who was ahead earlier in the race.
There's a lot to take away from today's race (i.e., inability to get the car to operate the way the team wanted to) but the team has a few ideas/expectation to bounce back in the coming races.
Post-race, Tsunoda comments, "That was a super tough race, it was so hot in the car today and then we were in a constant battle to make it into the points, so the pressure was there."
He adds, "’I'm quite happy with my performance today and where we finished in the race, we haven’t been comfortable in the car the whole weekend, so to be fighting for points was a good step forward."
He concludes, "However, I think we’ve still got a lot of work to do to be able to be higher up the midfield.”
Before heading to Monaco, the team is looking to analyse everything to bring the car back to its previous level of performance, attempting to understand the performability/limits of the car especially in hot conditions with races later in the calendar year (i.e., Budapest).