HAAS got off the mark for the Formula 1 season at the third attempt – but their tally was immediately halved by the stewards in Hungary.

Kevin Magnussen finished ninth in an eventful race for the team, who have a base in Banbury.

But both he and teammate Romain Grosjean were handed ten-second penalties for the use of driver aids on the formation lap.

It saw Magnussen demoted to tenth, picking up a point, while Grosjean dropped a place to 16th.

Both drivers ran in the top four early in the race, which was won by Lewis Hamilton, having taken a gamble to start from the pit lane and switch to dry tyres.

Magnussen said: “It was pretty risky, but it worked out out.

“The pace was there and having started from the pit lane, after a few laps I was in P3 (third).

“I knew that wouldn’t be our final placing, but it was amazing to be up there in the race. I just tried to hang on to it as much as I could.”

For the second race in a row Daniel Ricciardo came home eighth for the

Enstone-based Renault team, with teammate Esteban Ocon 14th.

Ricciardo said: “We’re not far from top six finishes, it’s coming, and we know bigger points are around the corner.”

Williams were boosted by another strong qualifying run from George Russell.

But the Briton slipped back from 12th during the race to finish 18th, one place ahead of Nicholas Latifi, who had five pit stops.

Russell said: “Our race pace was really poor, we just need to understand what is going on.”

Next up is the British Grand Prix on August 2.