Nico Hulkenberg admitted his Williams was simply not quick enough to achieve a better result at Sepang, despite scoring his first Formula 1 point.
The German had started the race from fifth position thanks to yesterday's rain-hit qualifying, but had to be content with a distant 10th position in toady's race. Hulkenberg conceded there was not much he could have done due to the lack of pace from the Williams car.
"We picked up a point today, maybe because our car was more reliable, but that's racing," said Hulkenberg. "It was a tough race because we just don't have the pace at the moment. I wish we could do better, but we have some work to do to catch up."
Team-mate Rubens Barrichello went on to finish in 12th after nearly stalling his car at the start, something that sent him to the back of the grid from seventh position.
"I don't know what happened at the start, I'll go through that with the team," he said. "From there I went to the back of the field. We tried a different strategy to get us back up, but our car was just not competitive. We lost a nice opportunity today."