Valtteri Bottas admits both he and Williams are frustrated by the team's poor form in the Formula 1 season thus far.
The squad approached the season certain it had taken a step forward compared to 2012, during which its car proved fast enough to win in Spain. But neither Bottas nor Pastor Maldonado managed to break into Q3 or the points in the Australian or Malaysian Grands Prix.
Maldonado has retired twice, with Bottas's 11th place at Sepang remains the team's best result. Bottas admits that he was expecting to challenge for stronger results.
"Of course I was hoping to fight for better positions," he said. "The goal is to get higher and be consistently in the points. It's what the team was hoping for and what I'm hoping for so of course it's a bit disappointing.
"It is how it is now, we just need to get back there. We're understanding more all the time. We need more time but we will get there."