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Kevin Magnussen is on a points streak for the first time since the start of the season, again putting his machine in the top 10. 

Despite the lack of upgrades introduced by Haas this year, the VF-22 has consistently demonstrated the pace to compete for points, with operational issues proving the biggest obstacle for the American squad. 

As quoted by gpfans.com, Kevin Magnussen told the media that the team's Hungary upgrades can push them towards the front of the midfield. 

"It is exciting, but you've got to be careful with these upgrades sometimes.

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"The other teams don't seem to have found so much with theirs, and hopefully, we can find something with ours. 

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"But it's not like I'm expecting a huge change in the picture. If you can make a slight step forward, that's good.

"No one knows what is possible, but certainly [in Spielberg], we were the fourth, fifth-fastest team."

The Dane signed a multi-year contract with Haas at the start of the year, so he will be optimistic the American team can establish itself as a consistent feature in the midfield. 

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Given his experience in F1, it is easy to forget that Magnussen is just 29 years old and is well positioned to establish himself as someone of value in the driver market when his contract eventually expires. 

Both for his long-term and short-term prospects, the #20 will be dependent on Haas for stability in the sport,

"Certainly Alpine, McLaren and ourselves looked very strong in that midfield, and if we can stick with them, that is a massive jump for us", Magnussen continued.

"We are on par with them now, and we don't have any upgrades. So hopefully, when we get that upgrade, it can put us in front of that midfield."