Romain Grosjean made it a Formula 1 debut to remember for Haas, as he clinched a sixth-place finish at the Australian Grand Prix.

Grosjean delighted with points finish

Grosjean delighted with points finish

The American outfit have lofty ambitions and Frenchman Grosjean helped make their dreams a reality by collecting eight points in Melbourne, finishing ahead of the likes of Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.

The former Lotus driver began the race 19th on the grid but he took advantage of a red flag to move into the points positions before eventually securing sixth place.

The 29-year-old said: “A very good day at the office. This feels like a win. For all the guys who worked so hard over the last few weeks, this is unbelievable."

Grosjean conceded luck was definitely on his side during the race and he was pleased to finish ahead of a number of big-name drivers.

He added: “We were unlucky yesterday, but got a bit lucky today with the red flag. Still, we were able to hold off the Williams (Bottas) and the Force India (Hulkenberg)."

Haas and Grosjean will be looking to continue their fine start to the season when the Formula 1 campaign continues with the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 3.