After a long period of stagnation for the Haas team, for the first time since 2018, both cars have scored points in two consecutive races, first at Silverstone with Mick Schumacher in P8 and Kevin Magnussen in P10, and then at the Red Bull Ring with both finishes two places higher. Magnussen also scored in the sprint.
After a season and a half, Schumacher finally scored his first Formula 1 points in a dramatic British GP. Going into the second half of his second season in the top class of motorsport, the German driver said he feels more experienced and admits he still has a long way to go: "Obviously I feel more experienced," he said. "I feel a bit more complete, but there is still a long way to go. It's only my second year, there's a lot more to learn in Formula 1 besides racing, and every day I try to exploit that to see where I can improve and where I feel I still need to work."
Meanwhile, Denmark's Kevin Magnussen said that the car will carry upgrades into the Hungarian race and therefore the French GP will be the last before these improvements are introduced "it will probably be one of, or the last race we do with this package before we get the upgrades."
With these results, Guenther Steiner is feeling very positive and has encouraged both, the drivers and the rest of the team to keep believing in themselves and even stated that he believes the team could achieve a P6 in the constructors' championship:
"I'm very happy, but I'm also happy for the team because I told them they have to believe in themselves because we have done it before and we will do it again, and we have done it, so it's a very good result. I think we have to be careful not to get too excited in the next few races, so we don't think it's going to continue easily; it's a lot of hard work from a lot of people. We'll do the best we can and hopefully we can get a few more points and have a fairly relaxed summer break."
"I don't want to get ahead of myself, but if we can hold on to seventh, or finish sixth" "If we can keep going the way we are - obviously we won't have the perfect race weekends like the last two, with both cars scoring - but we just have to keep working hard and maybe we can get sixth. First of all, we have to make sure we stay seventh.
The Italian team principal also said that Austria was a near-perfect weekend and that, although there is room for improvement, everyone has been doing their job in the right way and expressed the hope that soon one of the team's drivers could reach the podium.
"I would say it's an almost perfect weekend, there is always room to do better in races until you win everything, but nobody wins everything all the time. It was a very good weekend and everything was executed as well as possible, there were no real mistakes, nothing was done wrong. Every little step can be better, so we are moving forward and one day, hopefully soon, we will get a podium. To pull this off there are a lot of people working hard, there's no secret, it's just everyone doing their job."