Russell reckons that the upgrades is adamant the upgrades the team has at its disposal will mean the team can once again compete again, but insists there will need to be patience.
Williams are once again right at the back of the field - not helped by the team's inability to get its car to the pre-season testing in Barcelona on time. Work is well underway at Grove to try and introduce an upgrade package by this summer. Russell is excited for the project.
"We know what we have in store to bring to the car, but these things take time," Russell said, as cited by F1i.com. "To make a front wing, it takes eight to ten weeks, the same with the floor.
"For us, we've almost got to be more patient than the other teams because we want to bring something greater than just little things here or there. That's not going to bring much performance.
"We're still testing some things at the moment and we're getting some very good information back. I do believe there will be a point where we can fight with everybody."