Claire Williams is confident Pat Symonds will have an "immediate impact" when he joins Williams after the summer break.
This year's Championship has been arguably Williams' worst in Formula One as the team netted just one point in the opening ten grands prix.
That point, though, could not have come at a better time as Pastor Maldonado scored just before Williams and their rivals shut down for the summer break.
With a bit of renewed confidence, Williams believes the next step in the team's progress will involve Symonds who is joining as technical director from Marussia.
"Clearly we are not where we would like to be, but we have exciting things ahead because of the changes we have made," she told TotalRace.
"Pat Symonds is coming in after the August break and I think he will have an immediate impact and help to get us where we need to be.
"Our current situation is clearly not what we want, and we had to make some changes."
Asked whether Williams would consider scrapping this season to focus on 2014, she said: "We cannot do this.
"Williams always goes to the races trying to score points, wanting to win, so that is not something we can do.
"As in any year let's make sure that we continue developing this car while we think about the car for 2014."
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