Williams reverts to 2012 nose and wing for Monaco 24 May, 2013 Pastor Maldonado In what could be interpreted as a sign of desperation Williams is stepping back in time in a bid to cure the problems with its 2013 car. Auto Motor und Sport reports that the British team was already using the floor and exhaust of last year’s car in Barcelona recently. And on Thursday in Monaco, Pastor Maldonado’s car was fitted with the 2012-spec nose – featuring the old and unseemly ‘step’ – and front wing. However, the Venezuelan will have to revert to the 2013 parts for qualifying and the race, because the old front wing does not pass the more stringent 2013 flexibility tests. “It’s not going to improve in one day or one week,” Valtteri Bottas, when asked about Williams’ problems this season, said on Thursday. “It will take time,” the Finnish rookie is quoted by The National. “I really hope that by the second half of the season, we can get consistently into the top ten. That has to be the aim.” (GMM) Related NewsWilliams: The strategy was a risk but paid dividendsWilliams: Not the easiest of daysWilliams: We couldn’t complete our full programmeMonaco Grand Prix: Williams preview Monte CarloWilliams: Our most competitive race performance so far this seasonWilliams: We have a good development directionWilliams: We made some changes which didn’t workMonaco Grand Prix: Williams preview Monte CarloPressure on Maldonado after hero-to-zero showing in MonacoA disappointing, expensive weekend for Williams Bec Williams to use Metcedes engines next year … Probably.