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Yate rider Luke Hedger is looking forward to get back to his track this season in the British Supersport Championship at the Brands Hatch this weekend. Hedger showed good signs in the qualifier round as he ended with sixth position but at the same time his campaign went downhill as he experienced a crash in the second race. Hedger’s favourite circuit Oulton Park witnessed the second round of the race. But there also, he was plagued by some technical glitches and he pulled out of the race. The YATE teenager Hedger who has stepped up after claiming the title last year has endured a couple of mishaps that have affected his progress.
Experts said that it should not be forgotten that Hedger broke his left arm during the testing round in the Mallory Park and followed by this mishap, he had to miss two round one in Knockhill and another Snetterton Park. But according to sources, Hedger will face two more practice sessions and qualifying rounds on Saturday. Now it is time to see whether these help Hedger perform better in the race. If he performs well in this event, it will give a big boost to Hedger’s career, believe the experts. On the other hand, it is believed that with Yamaha’s Seeley who clinched victory in the Brand Hatch grand prix will give a tough competition to Hedger in the coming days. The maximum points haul now puts Seeley is the second position in the overall championship. Seeley is one point ahead of Gowland who unfortunately got the third position the race. But experts believe that Gowland gave his best during the race, especially after the 10th lap, gave a decent show during the race. So Hedger needs to overcome his limitations very soon to put a satisfactory show in the upcoming races.
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Claire Williams, deputy team-principal of Williams’ warns that unless a serious cost cutting measure if introduced, the Formula One is going to face a serious cash crisis. At the Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, Williams was heard saying that some teams are at the risk of being forced out of F1 if serious action is not taken.
Renault, on Friday, admitted that they might face problems regarding maintaining a level of involvement considering the fact that some of the F1 customer teams were late in payments.
Williams told autosport.com that as an independent team they have and will always want cost control in F1. Sadly it’s something that has been going on for a long time and they don’t seem to be going anywhere or making any progress regarding it. This kind of problem can seriously affect the long-term sustainability of F1. Not only do they need to protect the sport but also the teams who have been part of it for a very long time. She feels that they are at a really critical junction and if someone doesn’t take responsibility or if something is not done about it now, then there is going to be some serious damage.
Williams has been working really hard to ensure that people keep trying to come up with proposals. However, they need to be significant ones that can save costs in F1. She admitted that the paddock is divided regarding the proposals for a costs cap. She thinks it’ll be highly unlikely.
Furthermore, people are concerned about the future of the sport in regard to Renault considering the fact that their recovery following the unfortunate pre-season test could be seriously affected by the late payments. The Renault car company provided some of the funding for the Renault recovery. However a large amount comes from customer teams who have not been prompt in paying.