MoneyGram Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg finished 10th and 15th at the 2023 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, held Sunday at the Miami International Autodrome.
MoneyGram Haas F1 Team retains a seventh position in the Constructors’ Championship on eight points.
I dreamed of more than one point, but we came here to get points and finish in the top 10. I don’t think it was an easy race to get points in because all the big teams finished up there, and P10 is more or less the best we could’ve hoped for in terms of the pace we had. The pace was good, but we had more degradation than the rest of the field. It was an intense weekend, bringing something good to the car and getting a point at home.
It was a tricky, difficult race that didn’t quite pan out how we wanted. The start was alright, but I think we were having difficulties in traffic. When surrounded by other cars, we struggled for consistency and grip, which made it quite difficult for me today. That also translates to higher degradation, so maybe not a good one, but I still feel some valuable lessons were learned and good data collected.
Guenther Steiner, Team Principal:
We scored points again three times out of five this year, and that’s good, but it’s a tough crowd out there. We’re there or about, and if nothing happens at the front, then we’re fighting for the last points left over, and we got them this weekend after a very good qualifying. The race started very well. We fell back a little in the middle of the race but took a point home. All in all, it’s still positive. It’s tough, and every point counts this year, and we need to be around when there are significant points being dished out. We are always around, so that day will come, but we’ve taken something away from our first home race.