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Kevin Magnussen says he 'had fun' battling for his first point finish for Haas since joining the team over the winter as he kick-starts the US team's campaign after the frustrations of Australia.

The Danish driver became the first person to score points for Haas other than Romain Grosjean in F1 with his eighth place finish in the wet-to-dry conditions at the Shanghai International Circuit.

After a poor getaway Magnussen was able to find the sweet spot in the VF-17 and carve his way past both Force India cars to take his best results since the 2016 Russian Grand Prix.

With his first points on the board for Haas, which sees the US squad leap to seventh in the F1 world constructors' standings albeit after just two races, the Danish driver is thrilled to get his campaign on track after the difficulties suffered in Australia.

"It was a good race. I had fun out there. I had a good car all the way through the race," Magnussen said. "I'd made a really poor start, so to come back from that and push, I was really happy.

"I was able to look after the front tyres, which I think was key, along with working with the team to get the car in the right window. The race was really well managed from the team. It was good strategy to get me out on the supersoft after the intermediates.

"You had to fight for it, in terms of passing. It's not easy, but you also have grip, so you can take different lines and get close in alternative ways. It's so much more fun when you're fighting in the points. I'm happy for the team and we're looking forward to the coming races."

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