HAAS were celebrating after drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finished in the top five of yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.

Grosjean scored his first points of the season for the Banbury-based Formula 1 team by coming fourth, while Magnussen was fifth, just 1.575secs behind.

The team’s best result of the season lifted Haas up two places to fifth in the constructors championship, overaking McLaren and Force India.

It was a disappointing day for the Enstone-based Renault team, with Carlos Sainz coming 12th, and Nico Hulkenberg forced to retire on the 11th lap, with engine failure.

The Grove-prepared Williams cars of Lance Stroll and Sergei Sirotkin came 13th and 14th respectively.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the race after the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas suffered technical problems and had to retire.

  • BRADLEY Smith finished out of the points when coming home17th in yesterday’s Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider, from Oxfordshire, finished nearly 13 seconds behind the 16th-place rider.

The race was won by Honda’s Marc Marquez, who extended his lead to 41 points.