Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013

Williams plan “significant upgrade” for FW35 in Spain

2013 Chinese Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

<Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013Williams will overhaul their FW35 at the fifth race of the year as they try to get their season back on track.

The squad has failed to score a point in the opening races. Technical director Mike Coughlan said: “After a difficult two races we?ve been back at the factory going through the data to try to understand where we need to improve.

“We feel we have a better understanding of where we are and the whole team has been working hard to improve our competitiveness going into the next few races. Ultimately we are looking at a significant upgrade for the Spanish Grand Prix.”

Williams’ troubles with the FW35 have mainly centered on the exhaust upgrade introduced at the final pre-season test, although the team’s drivers initially gave positive feedback about the changes.

They face two races of damage limitation while they wait for the new parts. Pastor Maldonado said they have much to do with their car:

“We haven?t had the best start to the season and we need some time to improve our car to be solid in the points, but the whole team is working very hard so let?s wait and see how we can adapt the car for this race.”

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