How Mick Schumacher Scored First Points Finish in Formula 1 on Big Day for Haas F1

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Photo credit: Mark Thompson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Thompson - Getty Images

Amid the chaos of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on Sunday, there was good news for the Haas F1 Team.

Having been confident on Thursday that its recent appalling run of form would soon end, Sunday turned words into action. A combative Mick Schumacher finished in eighth place to finally claim his maiden points while Kevin Magnussen rounded out the top 10.

The strong finish, which was aided by early retirements of Alex Albon, Zhou Guanyu, Valtteri Bottas, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, marked Haas’ first double points finish since the 2019 German Grand Prix and moves the team ahead of Aston Martin in the championship.

Photo credit: Mark Thompson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Thompson - Getty Images

“We’re really happy,” said Schumacher. “Coming back from P19, I said we have the speed to go forwards and we definitely showed it today. It’s great for the team, a double-finish in the points, so that’s obviously very helpful in the constructors. For me, I’m happy now to focus on what’s really important and that’s the racing and the driving.”

Added Magnussen: “I don’t think we could’ve hoped for anymore. I think on the first stint we didn’t have great pace, at least compared to the second stint where the pace picked up. I lost a few positions in the first stint, annoyingly, because then we got the safety car towards the end.

"We were advised to pit both cars and I took the decision to stay out—I don’t know if it was right or wrong—but if it was wrong, it was my decision. Two cars in the points though, you have to be super happy with that, to get a decent amount of points at this stage in the year, it’s very good.”