Grosjean and Gutiérrez get more points for Haas in Austria

Haas F1 Team rang up more points in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, marking the fourth time the Banbury outfit has scored a point-paying result.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 10:02 am
Updated Monday, 4th July 2016, 11:11 am
Romain Grosjean leads the way at Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean earned six points by finishing seventh in the Austrian Grand Prix and his Banbury team-mate Esteban Gutiérrez continues to knock on the door of a point-paying finish, coming home 11th for the third time.

Lewis Hamilton won the race but it came at a price as he tangled with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on the final lap.

Hamilton went on to win his 46th career victory, his third this season for the Brackley team and his first at the Red Bull Ring while Rosberg finished fourth.

Hamilton crossed the stripe 5.719 seconds ahead of runner-up Max Verstappen. The victory tightened the championship battle between the Mercedes duo, as Hamilton lopped 13 points off Rosberg’s advantage. Rosberg continues to lead the driver standings but his margin over Hamilton is now 11 points with more than half the Formula One schedule still remaining.

Grosjean’s seventh-place run combined with Gutiérrez’s 11th-place finish in the Austrian Grand Prix marks Haas F1 Team’s best collective result this season.

Nine rounds into the 21-race Formula One schedule, Haas F1 Team remains eighth in the constructor standings but the organization now has 28 points. It is four points behind seventh-place McLaren and 22 points ahead of ninth-place Renault.