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Williams strong enough to win again - Maldonado

ESPN Staff
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Pastor Maldonado thinks Williams can work the tyres to its advantage this year © Sutton Images
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Pastor Maldonado thinks Williams has the ability to win more races this year after he took his debut victory with the team in 2012.

Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix last year but was caught up in a number of incidents throughout the rest of the season that meant he missed out on potential returns to the podium. However, he is confident Williams will be strong enough in 2013 for him to win again this season.

"We are fighting with mega teams and maybe we don't have everything to be winning the championships, but I think we are going to win some races and we can be very competitive," he told ESPN in an exclusive interview. "I don't know if we can be at a very high level all through the year, but we are doing our best with the tools we have in the factory to do a good car."

Asked whether the uncertainty over this year's tyres, which struggled to operate properly in the cold conditions during pre-season testing, could help Williams fight against the big teams, he said: "We have some problems with the tyres but we look around and the other teams are having some problems and everyone is complaining about the tyres. But that's the tyre we have and we have to race with that.

"We are trying to gain a deep understanding of the situation and I have a great feeling. We did a race simulation, and yes there was big degradation, but not too bad. For sure it can make even easier for us the situation in the championship."

Read the full interview with Pastor Maldonado here