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Williams pair confident for Germany

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Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado admit recent results do not reflect the FW34's potential © Getty Images
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Williams' Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado are confident of a strong showing at the German Grand Prix.

Senna scored Williams' only points at Silverstone - two for ninth place - while Maldonado limped home in 16th place after a clash with Sergio Perez. With a race-winning car under them, both drivers agree that it can be strong in Hockenheim and Senna said that recent results have not reflected the team's true potential.

"We haven't been to Hockenheim since 2010 and I'm looking forward to driving there with a car that is capable of getting a good result," Senna said. "The circuit layout has a mixture of high speed and low speed sections so car set-up can be challenging, but our car is improving all the time and has been more competitive than recent results show. The weather is also looking quite variable so that should throw up some extra challenges. The fans create a good atmosphere at the German Grand Prix as well so it should be an exciting weekend."

Maldonado admitted that he didn't get the most out of the car at Silverstone, but was encouraged by its performance before his incident with Perez.

"The German fans who visit Hockenheim create a good atmosphere, particularly in the final few corners with the big grandstands, so it's a fun circuit to drive," Maldonado said. "The final sector is also challenging with lots of corners coming quickly after each other where time can be won or lost. I'm disappointed to not have scored points in the last race but our car is showing that it can compete at different circuits so I'm feeling confident heading into this weekend."