Alpine's season has been a relatively volatile, showing signs of great pace at some circuits whilst also suffering from poor tyre degradation and fluctuating in terms of performance from track to track.
The French outfit currently lies 5th in the constructors' standings, surpassing Alfa Romeo after a double-points finish at the Azerbaijan GP.
Otmar Szafnauer has spoken about Alpine's ambitions for this season, as quoted by theckeckeredflag.co.uk:
"There was more potential in our package this weekend. Esteban was unfortunate in qualifying, which put him slightly further back on the grid than we would have liked.
That said, both drivers drove smart, well-calculated races today when it counts for points, and we can be pleased that both made up places and into the top ten.
We'll debrief over the next couple of days, and we look forward to heading back to Montreal next weekend for the highly anticipated return of the Canadian Grand Prix. We've moved into fifth in the Constructors', and we're looking ahead to make further inroads on fourth place."
Alpine will need to cut down an 18-point deficit to McLaren if they are to secure 4th place in the standings, but with 14 rounds still left on the calendar, there is plenty to play for.
The French squad had more pace relative to their rivals in the first few rounds of the year but lost out on points due to issues with reliability in Saudi Arabia and Australia.
Despite a less competitive package in recent events, Alpine has secured some strong points, though it will be crucial for the team to bring upgrades and further optimise their package.