Pastor Maldonado says it won't be long until Williams opens its account for the 2011 F1 season, with the rookie insisting that the potential within the team is 'so high'.

Maldonado has finished the last two races but with a best finish of only 17th, while team-mate Rubens Barrichello has yet to finish higher than 13th - leaving Williams pointless after the first four rounds of the year.

Technical chief Sam Michaels has already revealed that he will leave at the end of the season on the back of the team's worst start to an F1 season, while team CEO Adam Parr revealed that he had offered his resignation after the disappointment suffered in the opening rounds of the campaign.

However, GP2 title winner Maldonado insists that the team isn't far away from being in a competitive position and said he was hopeful of breaking into the top ten for the first time this weekend in Catalunya.

"It was not so easy for us, especially at the beginning, the first two races, as we have some problems in both cars, so it was difficult to keep the car to the end of the races," he said. "I am improving every time, every race. The team is pushing and we are working so hard to be competitive and I am quite confident from now to be in the top ten. I think we can do that.

"The potential is so high in the team. We just need to put all the points together and to get the right things and finalise in top ten. The car is so quick, we just need to concentrate on some little things and we will see. Our potential is so high. I always said that. We need to be together in that moment. But it has been difficult for us but we can see that we can score some points."

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