HAAS and Renault both scored points in Formula 1’s season-opener in Melbourne this morning.

Kevin Magnussen finished sixth for the Banbury-prepared Haas team at the Australian Grand Prix.

Enstone-based Renault also secured a top-ten spot, with Nico Hulkenberg seventh in a race won by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.

Their teammates endured disappointing starts to the season.

Daniel Ricciardo, making his debut for Renault, lost his front wing on the first lap after going wide at turn one and was retired after 28 laps.

Haas driver Romain Grosjean stopped on track a lap later due to a loose left-front wheel following a slow pit-stop earlier in the race, which saw him drop out of the top-ten.

George Russell and Robert Kubica were last of the finishers in 16th and 17th for Grove-based Williams.

The latter lost his front wing in a collision with Red Bull's Pierre Gasley at the first corner and was lapped three times.