As the only team, Haas was able to advance both race cars to the final stage of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix. In the third quarter, Kevin Magnussen finished fifth and Mick Schumacher sixth – the best result in US stable history so far, but the German didn’t even start from such a prominent spot in his short F1 career.

“That’s what we were hoping for,” Magnussen said. “We’ve seen at Imola before that we like these conditions and now we’re done. It was all about running better laps all the time as the track got better. We had to go ahead, which is fun in these conditions,” the Danish competitor said.

His teammate is also very happy with the best starting point of his life, but his joy is not pure. “We did really well, although we didn’t get to maximize everything. The last set of tires made it hard for us to put ourselves down, we even had to break a lap in half and everything cooled down a bit, which I didn’t want,” Schumacher said.

The German has yet to score a point this year, and despite his great starting point, it won’t be easy this time either. “I don’t see that we can move forward because of the pace of the cars around us, but we will do our best and see where we end up.”