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Parr expecting Williams recovery

ESPN Staff
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Williams has struggled so far in 2013, having yet to score a point in the opening four races © Sutton Images
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Former Williams chairman Adam Parr says the team has a 'talented' design team that can recover from its poor start to the season.

The new FW34 has not proven as competitive as expected after a strong but inconsistent 2012, with the team yet to score a point in the opening four races. However, Parr - who left the team early last year - says the design team that is currently in place is more than capable of turning Williams' season around.

"I know they've got the ability to get on top of these problems," Parr told Sky Sports. "The head of aero, Jason Somerville, Mike Coughlan and Ed Wood, the Chief Designer, are talented, capable people. They did a great job with a great car last year. This year's car is only an evolution; possibly, maybe, they're trying to be too complicated?"

Parr believes that recent races have shown that if Williams can improve the car in time for the Spanish Grand Prix then it will start scoring points on a consistent basis.

"I'm completely confident that Barcelona will see them take a step forward and if you look at how the boys raced in Bahrain, of course they weren't in the headlines, but 11th and 14th - they made up positions and had a solid race. If they do that in a slightly better car, they'll start building up points."