Williams driver Valtteri Bottas says his team is likely to switch focus to 2014 after the Singapore Grand Prix.
Bottas finished in fifteenth place in Belgium and has yet to score a point in 2013.
“It was not the easiest race for us so far because we were really lacking some pace and just not quick enough,” he told F1Zone.net at Spa Francorchamps.
“Sector two was the main problem, so in the first and third sectors in the straights we were good, but we were losing some time in the corners. I was trying to fight with a Sauber, I think it was [Esteban] Gutierrez, but after he overtook me there was no chance for me to keep up. There were just too fast for us.”
“The pace was not good enough. We were really hoping that it would be better because in Budapest or Nurburgring we were quite competitive with Sauber and Toro Rosso but this time I think this track was not the best for us.”
Bottas is pinning his hopes on final upgrades arriving for the Singapore Grand Prix next month.
“We’ll get some updates after Monza so maybe in Singapore hopefully we can then improve our speed.”
“We are still trying with that update and I guess that would be the last one so around Singapore time we will bring this update package and we will see. After that I think it’s important to focus on next year.”