Maldonado clueless on how to fix Williams slump 13 May, 2013 Pastor Maldonado celebrates winning the 2012 Spanish GP with Williams A year after winning the Spanish GP in Barcelona from pole position, Pastor Maldonado has hit rock bottom at the scene of his Formula 1 breakthrough. For many in the paddock, the depth of Williams’ and Maldonado’s decline in just 12 months is hard to believe — on Saturday, both FW35s failed to make it out of Q1, and the Venezuelan was outqualified by his rookie teammate Valtteri Bottas. With new improvements to the struggling car on board this weekend, Maldonado told EFE news agency that “nothing worked” as his team tried to improve his car through the weekend. “Nothing worked at all,” he said again, “but we have to keep calm and keep going. “We cannot give up,” the 28-year-old added. “We must keep going to find a solution. At the moment we have no idea how to fix our problems, which seems incredible, but this is Formula 1.” (GMM) Related NewsWilliams: The pace of the car wasn’t fantasticMassa unhappy to use old parts in HungaryWilliams: A difficult qualifying sessionWilliams: Our upgrades seem to be working wellSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalMassa has no fear of rising star BottasLauda says Williams missed PR opportunity with WolffMagnussen pleads innocence as Massa blames him for crashBottas is now Formula 1′s top Flying FinnBottas: We always aim for more but for now we need to be happy Max Smoot Maldonado seems too undisciplined to be team leader. Williams could hire Kovakainen who understands testing and is looking for a route back to a racing seat. Besides, two Finns can cooperate better to understand the car; all the better to determine if Bottas is the real deal. McLarenfan @max smoot: you are so right Maldonado’s idea would be to fix big bumpers to his car and side impact bars! I must say Botas is not flying off in to the distance yet either the main idea was that he would show Maldonado how the job was done.