Williams pair Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas will hope to benefit from upgrades being introduced by the team this weekend in Korea to challenge for a place inside the top ten.

In a troubled campaign, the Grove-based outfit has picked up just a single point thanks to Maldonado's tenth place finish in Hungary prior to the summer break.

Hopes had been high of breaking into the points again in Singapore, although Maldonado could only take eleventh spot with Bottas two places further back.

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Despite much focus being turned towards 2014, Williams will take a series of upgrades to the Yeongam circuit in an attempt to add to its lowly tally and Maldonado said there was no reason why points shouldn't be possible.

"Korea is a medium to high speed circuit and has a good combination of corners with the last sector being a good technical challenge with corners that flow well," he said. "As the track is still quite new it can be quite green at the beginning of the week with low grip, but it then tends to rubber in and evolve a lot as the weekend progresses so we will be trying to make sure that the car can adapt to the changing grip levels.

"I was close to finishing in the points in Singapore and we will be looking to learn from that race and make the adjustments needed to challenge for a top ten finish."

Bottas too said he was hopeful of an improved showing on track as he seeks to break his F1 duck.

"Whilst this will be my first race at the Korea International Circuit, I drove the track in FP1 last year so I have experience to draw upon that will prove useful," he said. "It's a high downforce circuit that tests the cars overall performance as it has a mixture of high speed corners at the beginning with lower speed technical sections towards the end.

"We struggled with the pace of the car in Singapore but we are bringing some upgrades to this race and hopefully these new parts will result in improved performance for us this weekend."