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Haas F1 enjoyed a brilliant weekend in the mountains of Spielberg, taking yet another double points finish and jumping Alpha Tauri for 7th in the constructors' standings. 

Kevin Magnussen finished in a solid P8, whilst his young teammate Mick Schumacher was voted driver of the day after securing his best finish in Formula 1 and crossing the line in 6th. 

However, in the same race that Sainz retired with a quite spectacular engine failure, Magnussen revealed that he was also dealing with an engine issue throughout the race:

"Finally, we had a bit of luck. It kind of went our way after those four or five races recently that weren't good for us.

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It's hard not to get a little bit down, but in the last two races we've been lucky and we've had the pace, especially this weekend.

I had a bit of an engine issue all race. I was just praying to God that it wouldn't blow up, which it didn't, so I'm super thankful for that so I could finish the race without a problem.

We just had a great qualifying, a great sprint, and then a great race, so I'm super happy."

Reliability issues have plagued both Ferrari customer teams, with Haas and Alfa Romeo suffering numerous DNFs throughout the season.

Many of these issues have been unrelated to the power unit, but it goes without saying that Ferrari's reliability issues will inevitably trickle down to its customers.

Still, Haas did fantastically, taking 14 critical points in Spielberg, creating plenty of distance from Aston Martin in the standings whilst also punishing Alpha Tauri for another pointless weekend and jumping them for P7.