Kevin Magnussen enjoyed his second highest finish of the season after seeing the cherquered flag tenth in the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Renault driver started the race from P15 and took advantage of the chaotic start, running for most of the race inside the top ten.
“I’m very happy for the whole team as this must be a boost for all of us. It’s been a very demanding season as we all want to score points at every race, but that’s not been possible. Nevertheless we all keep fighting and a result like this shows why we fight and why we never give up.
“The team nailed it with the strategy, with the start and with the balance of the car. To drive a race like this and not to win it; it feels strange because for me it felt perfect.”
His team-mate Jolyon Palmer only finished fifteenth after being force to an earlier than planned first pit stop due to a suspected slow puncture from debris at the start of the race.