Sebastien Buemi declared himself "super happy" following his best result of the season in the Canadian Grand Prix.
"I am super happy to have scored four points because we did not expect that much," said Buemi after finishing in eighth position in the Toro Rosso.
The Swiss driver admitted he was also delighted to have passed Michael Schumacher on track when fighting for position.
"The team did an excellent job, especially during the pit stops and also the strategy was spot on," he added. "I enjoyed some fights, including passing Schumacher, which was difficult because, even though we were on the same tires, with his being older than mine, he is a real fighter.
"I also enjoyed leading the race for a lap, which was a nice feeling. I hope this means my season will really kick off now, because I have not had much luck and the team has been working really hard.
"It feels so much better to have had a 'normal' race today. Eighth place, leading the race and passing Michael. What a day!"
Teammate Jaime Alguersuari finished down in 12th position and the Spaniard conceded the most positive thing was seeing the checkered flag once again.
"On the positive side, I finished the race," he said. "It was a tough afternoon which did not go so well for me, even if I was involved in a lot of exciting incidents and moves.
"The best point for me is that the team once again gave me a reliable car with which I could finish the race and gain more valuable experience. So now, I'm already looking forward to Valencia, another race on Spanish soil."