Alpine Racing's first priority was to get both their cars to finish in the points which they haven't done since the first race of the season, and after Sunday's race, both their drivers were able to bring home P7 and P9.
The goal for the year, the team needs to improve in the remaining Grand Prix.
The team has consistently shown that they have a competitive vehicle and now in a crucial position to turn that promising speed into points.
Hoping to rebound from Miami with a lot better and cleaner racing.
Barcelona is one of those tracks where all teams and drivers are highly familiar with. It's been used for racing as well as winter testing for a long time now, but it has it's own set of obstacles just like any other circuit.
Alonso gained five places on the opening lap and steadily made his way throughout the field on Sunday, finishing 9th.
Post-race Alonso comments, "Yes, yes from last to the points. you know, I cannot ask anything more. And it was a good race. Well executed by the team. Good tyre management, it was very difficult today, very warm. And happy with that. I have raced many years in Barcelona, so I know the track and place well."
He adds, "It’s a track that really shows where your car stands amongst the rest of the field and it’s been home to winter testing for a number of years.
He continues, "The track is not easy to overtake on and so you have to qualify well. Unless there is a Safety Car or something unusual in the race then it’s difficult to gain ground."
He concludes, "We’ve been qualifying quite well this year so hopefully we can continue the form from previous Saturdays into Barcelona and have a trouble-free race.”