Williams' chief operations engineer has said that the team can be competitive again before the end of the current Formula 1 season.
Mark Gillan told Autosport.com: "I really do hope that, at the end of the season, we are back at the sharp end of the grid and I can see no reason why we cannot be.
"It takes time and, with back-to-backs it is difficult to react, especially flyaway back-to-backs, but now we have a bit of a break I am confident within the team that we can come back fighting.
"The challenge now is to be more competitive and get into Q3, at whichever track we are at."
Williams are currently eighth in the constructors' championship.