Sargeant staying upbeat about his F1 future, despite running older-spec Williams

Logan Sargeant says he feels “extremely” close to being able to produce the level of performance required to keep his Williams seat, heading into this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Williams team principal James Vowles has openly stated that Sargeant’s future is at risk due to the form he has been showing, and that the team has multiple options for its driver lineup heading into 2025. Sargeant knows he is under pressure but has been told the door is not closed on his future, and believes he is not far off from delivering what is expected of him.

“Of course I want to stay,” Sargeant said. “I believe I can get to the level I need to be at, so that’s what I’m trying to do.”


Pushed on how close he feels, Sargeant replied: “Extremely.

“I think there’s been good moments. I think I’ve seen a huge step forward. It’s just unfortunate we’re in a tough position with the car at the moment, but I think it’s starting to move back in the right direction. We’ll see how we can do this weekend.”

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Sargeant is regularly running an older specification of car as Williams tries to bring new parts as quickly as possible and provides them to teammate Alex Albon first, but the Floridian — who Vowles has suggested is set to start the Monaco weekend with a different spec again — says he doesn’t believe the approach is overly disruptive.

“I think I have a chance every weekend,” he said, “but at the same time, it’s tough when some upgrades are coming for him. But at the end of the day, the team knows the cross-car differences, so even if you don’t see it on track, it’s still able to be calculated off.

“I haven’t gotten to [the car spec] yet. There’s going to be moving parts through the weekend, so we’ll see where we end up. Honestly, I don’t even know where they’re starting with Alex, but for sure it’ll be important to have no issues on the Friday from me and Alex.

“I would be lying if I said it was ideal [to use a different spec from Friday to Saturday], but at the end of the day, we actually had a very similar Friday here last year, and ultimately we were still in a decent place come Saturday, even with components being changed. So I think we can manage it. We’re able to adapt and figure things out pretty quickly.”

Story originally appeared on Racer