With back-to-back points finishes, Romain Grosjean says those who thought he was committing "career suicide" by moving to Haas have been proven wrong.
Grosjean made an incredible start to Haas' debut campaign, racing from 19th on the grid to sixth at the chequered flag in Melbourne.
Two weeks later he showed that it was not a fluke result.
The Frenchman qualified P9 in Bahrain and under the lights on Sunday finished an impressive fifth, vindicating his decision to leave Lotus for newcomers Haas.
"Some people said it was career suicide. I think they were wrong. Sorry guys," he told Reuters.
"I made that choice because I believed in the project and I've seen enough to think that after a few years in Formula One it could be good."
He added: "I said in winter testing we could score points early in the season.
"I was thinking that we would be fighting between 10th and 14th. Scoring so many points at the beginning, I don't think anyone was expecting that."