HAAS came away from the Barcelona Grand Prix quietly confident following their first double points finish of the Formula 1 season.

Kevin Magnussen was seventh and praised the Banbury-based team’s effort for their role in the result.

“It was good race in terms of pace, we had strong pace – especially towards the end,” he said.

“We had a brilliant second pit stop from the team when the safety car came out to jump (Daniil) Kvyat.”

For teammate Romain Grosjean, tenth place earned him a first point of the season, helping the team climb to sixth in the constructors’ standings.

He said: “Overall, I’m happy with the way we’ve acted this weekend, happy we’ve shown the car is fast. Now it’s onto the next one.”

Enstone’s Renault team were left frustrated after finishing just outside the points.

Daniel Ricciardo, who finished one place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg in 12th, said: “We were certainly quicker than that and, in the end, it wasn’t a perfect Sunday.

“The midfield is so close and everything has to be executed to the maximum for a strong result.”

Williams, from Grove, again got both cars to the finish, but at the back of the field.

George Russell came home 16th, just ahead of Robert Kubica, but is optimistic.

The British driver said: “We have brought some test items and got some decent information from those.

“I think we are going in the right direction.”

The next round is in Monaco on May 26.