Despite returning to the points in Monaco, Kevin Magnussen knows that he could have had a better return from his first F1 race in the Principality.

The Dane, who endured a three-race barren spell after scoring in both of first two races in the top flight, came home tenth in round six of the 2014 season, increasing his tally by a single point, but could have been several places better off had his McLaren not struggled with engine problems late in the day.

Having also struggled with gremlins that cost him potential points in Barcelona two weeks previously, it is not surprising to hear Magnussen, the reigning World Series by Renault champion, as for a trouble-free weekend as F1 takes temporary leave of its European schedule to head across the Atlantic for the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.

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"It would be nice to have a straightforward weekend after a couple of disappointing technical problems," he sighed, "Things didn't quite go my way in Spain or Monaco - through no fault of my own - so I just want to get my head down, work with my engineers and work on delivering a good result, with no mishaps. I think it'll actually be interesting to see what we can achieve without encountering a problem that sets us back."

Despite never having driven the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in his short career, Magnussen is eager to get going this weekend.

"The Canadian Grand Prix is one of those races I'm really looking forward to," he admitted, "I've always watched it on TV, and it's always looked like one of the very best, most enjoyable, and most dramatic events of the season.

"The track looks like a lot of fun - it's got a good blend of corners, and it's the kind of place where you want the car nicely hooked up and beneath you because, apart from the back straight, it's pretty much always changing direction.

"It's a bit like Monaco in that respect - but a lot faster!"