Kevin Magnussen reckons he got pretty much everything he could out of his McLaren in the 2014 F1 Austrian Grand Prix, even if that was only good enough to net him seventh place overall.

Magnussen qualified sixth, but lost out to Sergio Perez - the man he ironically replaced at McLaren over the winter - in the closing stages of the 71-lap race as the Force India driver was on much fresher rubber.

"I thought we were going to finish sixth, but Perez just had too much pace [at the end] and got past," Magnussen reflected. "But anyway I think we got pretty much everything out of our package this weekend."

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"I don't think we could have asked for much more really. It was a bit of a boring race and nothing really happened," he continued. "It was quite straight forward. To finish seventh and get some quite good points is alright - [as I said] it was probably the maximum we could have today.

"[Overall] not really happy, but not really disappointed either," he stated.

Looking ahead, Magnussen added that the Woking-team just needs to keep plugging away and he insisted he is looking forward to Silverstone, which is next up.

"We just need to keep our heads up," he remarked.

"It would certainly be nice to have a good race at Silverstone in front of the English fans. I am going to work as hard as I can and I know the whole team is always working as hard as they can. I am positive. We are moving forward slowly. That is positive.

"We're making improvements, but so is everyone else. We have just got to do it faster."

Asked how difficult it is to keep his head up, he replied: "It is not difficult to keep my head up. I am with a great team and I know we are going to get there if we keep doing as we are now. It is tough racing like this at the moment.

"But we will get there," he emphasised.