Pastor Maldonado says Williams
will work hard to beat its current problems after the Venezuelan said it would be 'impossible' for things to get worse than they have been this season.
Having hoped to build on a 2012 season that included a win in the Spanish Grand Prix, Williams
has endured a wretched year to date, with Maldonado's tenth place finish in Hungary giving the Grove-based outfit its solitary point to date.
The team has already taken steps to try and turn its fortunes around, with technical director Mike Coughlan having left his position and former Renault
man Pat Symonds moving over from Marussia.
Speaking to Totalrace
, Maldonado said Coughlan shouldn't be blamed for Williams' troubles, but admitted that the team had to react before it was too late.
“We don't just speak about one person,” he said. “There are 500 employees in the team, and I include myself amongst them. We didn't do things right and we haven't got the results.
“We relied too much on the results from last year and we do not know why [the performance has dropped off so much in 2013]. We don't know what has led to us not being competitive this year.
“To be worse than it has been so far would be practically impossible and we have to work in order to improve. The potential of the team is much more than we have shown.
“Any change is welcome but whether that will solve the problem, we don't know. What I do know is that we are working hard but the way we had focused on things didn't work. Therefore we had to make changes.”
Williams had secured 53 points at the same stage last year and had only failed to pick up points on four occasions.