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2018-07-06 12:57

SMALL TEAMS AT RISK: Williams' deputy team-principal Claire Williams warned that if F1 does not impose serious cost-cutting measures some teams may be forced to exit the sportImage: AFP

Claire Williams has admitted the once-great British team will struggle at Silverstone.

Driver Lance Stroll has already called the 2018 car "slow", and deputy boss Williams says it won't get any better than that on the team's home circuit.

'It's a vicious circle'

"We've brought our handkerchiefs," she joked.

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We'll have to open up the bodywork even more, which means even less downforce. It's a vicious circle.

Not just that, Williams woes will be even worse due to the British summer heat," she added.

Former Williams driver Felipe Massa admits he is not too disappointed to be missing out on the team's 2018 troubles.

"They're struggling a lot.

I really hope they improve and manage to understand their problems. When I see Williams last it's a shame, but I am happy with my decision. I am happy to be away from it and I think it was the right time," he told The Sun.

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