Michael Schumacher was by no means ecstatic with his performance in Abu Dhabi where he finished seventh, 20s behind his team-mate.
The seven-time World Champion started Sunday's 55-lap race from eighth place on the grid and was quickly up the order, challenging Nico Rosberg for position.
A tense battle between the two Mercedes GP drivers raged for two laps and then it was business as usual with Schumacher slotting in behind his team-mate.
Schumacher later had a tussle with both Force India drivers, coming out tops as he finished P7 ahead of the two Silverstone-based team-mates.
"A reasonable race today and some reasonable points I would say," Schumacher said.
"Considering that we did not manage to find the perfect balance yesterday, we managed to get the maximum out of our situation today.
"But then, I did lose some small parts of the car which cost us some balance, and towards the end I had a slow puncture, which is why I had to park my car at Turn Two.
"The tyres gave up rather early in the first stint but that was due to our tyre strategy yesterday when we wanted to save a fresh set for the race. I therefore had quite used tyres for the start.
"We now have to look into the data and make sure we are well prepared for the last race of the season which we want to finish as well as possible."