Kevin Magnussen (P13): 6.5/10
While his team mate played around using the 'vintage' Melbourne version of the VF-19 again this weekend in Hungary, Kevin Magnussen had all the latest bits and pieces on his car and duly out-paced Romain Grosjean throughout practice. But it was a different story in qualifying, and the Dane seriously underperformed in Q2 and found himself starting the race from 14th position while Grosjean was up in the top ten. Compared to that, the car's race pace was actually a definite improvement (usually it's the other way round with Haas) and Magnussen made positive progress in the first half of the Hungarian Grand Prix despite dropping a couple of positions at the start. Afterwards he said the car had shown "pretty quick race pace, [but] not good race pace" which just about summed up his afternoon. A late pit stop on lap 38 dropped him back down the order and he spent much of the second half of the race fending off Daniel Ricciardo, who became increasingly aggravated by the way that Magnussen kept aggressively switching lines to defend his position - although there was nothing to attract the attention of the stewards. A pass on Daniil Kvyat toward the end was a late consolation prize but overall he still felt that he deserved better from his afternoon's labours.