Gene Haas had two reasons to smile after his team’s very first double-points finish, achieved in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean equaled his best ever finish with the US outfit, crossing the line P8 while Kevin Magnussen was the last man in the top-ten.
It wasn’t a cool Sunday cruise in the Principality however, with both men working hard to rake in the points.
“It’s the first time we’ve had two cars in the top 10, so that’s really good, especially in Monaco,” Grosjean said.
“It was a tough race. We didn’t have the pace to stay with the first few guys. Unfortunately, nothing was happening at the front, it was all behind me.
“Every time a car retired, it was behind me. Lewis (Hamilton) had some free air, and then managed to jump us at the pit stop.
“It’s great to have the two cars in the points. We managed to stay out of trouble and I drove as fast as I could. There’s a lot more we need to analyze and understand, but we’re growing as a team.”
Magnussen was less happy with his day at the office, with a puncture undermining his early efforts before he hustled his way into the top-ten.
“Personally, I had a very disappointing race,” said the Dane.
“I had a puncture, but to still finish in the points with both cars is a really good job from the team. They really deserve this. I’m happy we got it. Even though it’s just one point, it could’ve been a lot more.
“I feel like I’ve had the most unlucky season of my life, but at least today we got both cars in the points and I’m proud of the team for that. It’s Monaco, and a lot of things can happen. There’s no reason to give up, you still push, and that’s what I did. I kept pushing.”
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