2024 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Highlights


Haas F1 Team


MoneyGram Haas F1 Team successfully raced to a double points finish at the 2023 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Round 3 of the World Championship, with Nico Hulkenberg finishing ninth and Kevin Magnussen 10th at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit – Albert Park.

The result ensured that the MoneyGram Haas F1 Team captured a double-point finish, the first for the team since the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, and marked a second successive top 10 result in 2024.

Nico Hulkenberg
The first VSC helped me, and I overtook a car at each stop at the pit exit. That really made my race today, together with the VSC and our teamwork – so I’m delighted. Getting P9 and P10 with one top car crashing out and Verstappen having to retire, it’s still the case where if the top five teams finish, there’s not much left. I feel more encouraged today that the car felt better than in qualifying yesterday, which is different from last year, but having it this way around is practical.

Kevin Magnussen

Once again, we got both cars in the points with great teamwork. The VSC didn’t help me, but on the flip side, it helped Nico so we could get him back into the battle, and it’s fantastic to get three points here. It’s very encouraging and a different way to go racing; last year, we woke up on race day knowing it would not be good. Today, I woke up knowing we would have a chance to fight, and it was true. We were stronger with our race pace than qualifying and must keep working in this direction.

Ayao Komatsu, Team Principal

It was a great day with a double-point finish, the first time since Austria 2022. Especially after yesterday’s qualifying, I said we expected to have a better race pace – but to be able to get double points is better than expected – so it just goes to show that you need to be there. You need to do everything ideally to be able to pick up those last available positions. It wasn’t perfect today, so there are some things that we need to improve, but overall, I’m so happy for the team. Both drivers drove a brilliant race, and the pit stop crew, when it was critical, delivered – they got our drivers out in front of the competition. What a great team effort, I’m pleased.

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