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Williams still working on updates

ESPN Staff
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Pastor Maldonado enjoyed a competitive outing in Abu Dhabi © Sutton Images

Williams is pushing as hard as possible in the remaining two races of the 2012 season to close the gap on closest rivals Force India and take seventh in the constructors' standings.

The team netted 14 points in Abu Dhabi thanks to a fifth place finish from Pastor Maldonado and eighth place for Bruno Senna. And chief operations engineer Mark Gillan says the team is still working on updates to make seventh a possibility.

"On the back of a good result in Abu Dhabi the whole team is really looking forward to the last two races of the season," said Gillan. "We will be pushing hard right to the end with further updates in order to try to secure seventh position in the constructors' championship.

"As this is a new track, with no historic database of information to call upon, it places even more importance on one's circuit simulation tools and simulator to ensure that we're fully prepared in terms of both car set-up and proposed run programme.

"Pirelli bring their hard and medium tyres and as normal for any new track one will need to be careful on analysing the track versus the tyre evolution when making strategy predictions."