Winners: Alpine

Alpine are generating some momentum after a woeful start to the season, the French manufacturer scoring points with both cars for the second successive race.

Pierre Gasly scored for the third race on the bounce, matching his and the team’s best result of the season with ninth, while Esteban Ocon took 10th for the third time in five races.

The team aspire to much greater heights, of course, but they look like they’re on an upward trajectory – and that double-score moved them ahead of Haas into seventh in the constructors’ championship.

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Loser: Williams

Williams knew the track characteristics in Spain would not play to their strengths, and while Alex Albon felt they made a “huge step forward” compared to last year, the Spanish Grand Prix was nonetheless “a bit of a reality check” for them.

He admitted their lack of downforce and overweight car was exposed in Spain, while the FW46’s susceptibility to high winds and warm track temperatures also hurt them.

As a result, they were never really at the races in Barcelona, and head to Austria hopeful of better fortunes on a track that should suit them better.

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