Despite finishing pointless, last season saw a marked improvement in performance from Williams with drivers Russell and Nicholas Latifi narrowly missing out on the top 10 on multiple occasions.
With cars running largely unchanged for 2021, Russell, who enters the final year of his Williams contract, has set his sights firmly on the two teams directly ahead in the standings.
"I am confident we can beat Haas next year," he said. I think we will be on a par with Alfa Romeo but I would like to think we could jump them as well.
"If we look at the progress we have been making, we want to be scoring points next year. We are not suddenly going to be in the midfield fight because of the regulation stability. Definitely, we have to be aiming to beat Haas and Alfa Romeo."
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