Alpine made steps forward at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and there are signs that the team-mate relationship between Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly is also developing.
The pair have a well-documented history, having been extremely close childhood friends since the age of six, although the relationship deteriorated once racing matters became more serious.
Ahead of Gasly's switch to the French manufacturer, the historic turbulence was raised by fans and media, with that speculation fuelled even more by Ocon's turbulent history with team-mates such as Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.
However, the pair have had no such disagreements so far and their antics on the cool-down lap at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit give further reasons for optimism regarding Alpine's all-French line-up.
The Enstone-and-Viry-based team scored points with both cars in Saudi Arabia and overcame some early set-up issues to convert a positive qualifying performance into points.
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