Pierre Gasly has praised the "evolution" that Alpine have been through in the 2023 Formula 1 season.
The Frenchman's debut campaign with the squad did not begin in the smoothest of fashions, with his first qualifying session at the Bahrain Grand Prix ending in a P20 result.
However, Gasly went on to claim P9 in the race and more recently has achieved three consecutive points finishes from the Miami Grand Prix onwards.
There was also a season-best qualifying result of fourth in Spain, though this ultimately became P10 on the grid due to Gasly being handed two separate penalties for impeding.
Overall, the 27-year-old is feeling positive about how his relationship with Alpine has progressed throughout the campaign so far.
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Gasly: Every weekend we're making a step forwards
"I'm just happy with the evolution we've been showing throughout the last few weekends," Gasly told media, including RacingNews365.com, during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
"It's still early in the season and I'm still learning about the team every weekend, [and] they're learning about myself.
"It's about putting things together and I really feel like, every weekend, we're making a step forward.
"It was a very strong lap [in qualifying at the Spanish GP]. I'm always looking further ahead, and when I see Carlos [Sainz] in second less than a tenth away, it really shows we've got potential in the package that we have and the upgrades are working.
"So, overall, [there are] a lot of positives to take from this."