Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg were full of praise for their Force India team after converting midfield starting positions into seventh and eighth place finishes in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Di Resta came through from 14th on the grid to seventh as he made a long first stint strategy work very effectively.
"We went aggressive with the strategy and I have to say the team really optimised it," he said.
"The secret was managing the tyres and trying to find clean air when we could.
"The car felt really good, much stronger than yesterday, and that allowed me to push when we needed to."
Hulkenberg had started three places ahead of di Resta but was on the opposite strategy and lost too much time stuck behind Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus.
"For the first few laps I was running with Michael [Schumacher] and we were stuck behind Kimi who was struggling on the super softs, but it was difficult to get by," said Hulkenberg.
"Unfortunately Kimi stopped on the same lap as me so I remained behind him and we came out in a lot of traffic, which is when Paul jumped ahead of me.
"The rest of the race was quite uneventful and I just focused on looking after the tyres. It's a great result for the team and we should be happy with the result."