Pastor Maldonado admits that getting a good result out of the Italian Grand Prix will be a struggle from 22nd on the grid.
The Williams driver was 12th fastest in qualifying at Monza, but will start from the second-last row thanks to the two consecutive five-place grid penalties he picked up during the Belgian Grand Prix - one for jumping the start and one for his part in the crash with Timo Glock.
"It will be difficult tomorrow," he said. "We knew we had 10 places and today was not the best day for our car.
"We were struggling a little bit. Especially on the last lap I didn't put everything together, and everything is so close. Tomorrow [will be a] hard race, but I'm looking forward to seeing what we could do.
"We are not the best in the second sector or the straights. The combination of the set-up we have is not the best for qualifying, so we will see tomorrow."