His first podium came after a week in which he was offered a new long-term deal at McLaren, keeping him with the team until at least the end of the 2026 season.
The team will now be desperate to tie down his team-mate Norris to a new deal, as his contract currently expires before the new regulations come into play in 2026.
In order to do this, the team will need to prove to the British driver that they are capable of providing a car capable of challenging Max Verstappen and Red Bull for race wins.
"This is an important milestone in our journey that we reached this weekend," Stella continued.
"We look forward to the rest of the season with optimism. It will be difficult to repeat this kind of result, but we will do our best to take the last step in performance that separates us from victory."
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