Haas narrowly missed out on a scoring a point as Kevin Magnussen dropped to 11th in the closing stages of the Italian Grand Prix.
Magnussen had been running 10th in the latter part of the race, but was no match for a charging Max Verstappen and was passed with seven laps to go.
To make matters worse, Magnussen felt as if Verstappen had forced him off the track when the overtake was made, but the stewards decided not to impose a penalty.
It was a tough day for Banbury-based Haas all round, as damage at the first corner saw Romain Grosjean only able to bring his car home in 15th.
Starting last after a crash in qualifying, Grosjean lost part of his front wing on the opening lap against Daniel Ricciardo, which ended up compromising the rest of his race.
However team principal Guenther Steiner gave a positive outlook to the race, and said: “A decent end to a tough weekend.
“We didn’t score points, but we were fighting out there.
“All the teams in front of us finished, so we ended up 11th, but we fought the Toro Rossos and Renaults and they didn’t take advantage of it with points, so we stay in seventh position.”
Pic caption: Kevin Magnussen almost took home a point from Italy. Picture: Haas F1