Kevin Magnussen has said he would like to have finished a bit higher than seventh in the British Grand Prix, especially as his McLaren team-mate Jenson Button took fourth, only narrowly missing out on a podium.

Magnussen was running third when the race was re-started after Kimi Raikkonen's massive accident on the opening lap. However the Dane slipped back from there and after his final stop on lap 27, came out behind Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, and then never progressed any further. At the finish he was about 15 seconds off Button in the sister car.

"I would have liked a better result, but I don't think I had the pace today really," Magnussen admitted following round nine in the 2014 F1 World Championship.

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"Jenson seemed to come out on top and then have a really great result. I am happy for him and I am happy for the team. He got everything right really."

"My race went okay - we struggled a little on the option tyre, and we had much better pace on the prime. It's always frustrating though when you slip back through the order a bit. I made a really good start to be third initially, but after that I struggled to keep the Ferrari and Red Bull behind," he continued.

"It was a shame Red Bull [Vettel] and Ferrari [Alonso] were in front of me [after my final stop] because I think if I had been in front of them at the last stint I would have pulled away. But that is how it is," added the 21-year-old. "You can always say if.

"[Overall] I think we should be happy with the result and the points we got today. That is what we have got to take away from here - a good strong team result

"It has been nice racing in front of the McLaren fans [too] and it is a nice circuit, fun to drive. I have enjoyed driving here.

"I would like to have been a bit better. But that is it..."

Asked what is he hoping for now as the Formula 1 circus heads to Germany and then onto Hungary before the summer break, he replied "I'd like some really good upgrades soon. I'm hoping for that and then let's see what happens..."