Sargeant Experiences “Significant Turning Point” in Recent F1 Races, Says Williams

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The American racer faced a challenging initiation to a calendar filled with unfamiliar locations, including tricky temporary and street tracks, leading to several incidents as he laboured to match the pace of his team-mate Alex Albon.

However, he showed significant improvement in Austria where he finished 13th in a race with few retirements. At Silverstone, he ended 11th, a mere four seconds behind Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari.

Robson noted that the return to European tracks, which Sargeant is more familiar with and provide a bit more leeway for mistakes, has been beneficial for the young driver.

“There’s definitely a difference,” he stated to F1 “Alongside that, every bit of experience, whether positive or negative, contributes significantly. So, it seems like things are beginning to gel.

“The upcoming two races will be quite intriguing. They are circuits he is familiar with and should perform well on.

“The car’s pace might vary slightly. If the car’s pace drops a bit, it will be another important learning experience from a psychological perspective.

“He needs to keep up with Alex during less competitive races, requiring a different mental approach.

“If the car turns out to be faster than we anticipate, he won’t have to deal with that. But either way, it’s a valuable learning process.”

Logan Sargeant, Williams

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Sargeant’s race at the Red Bull Ring largely went unnoticed as he finished out of the points, but Robson concurred that it was a commendable performance, which was repeated at Silverstone.

“Austria was his best race up to that point by a large margin,” he observed. “Backing it up at Silverstone, he did an exemplary job.

“His lap under Q1 pressure after the red flag was exceptionally good. It was a situation he might not have been able to handle a few races ago.

“The race was quite challenging, especially the initial 10 laps with light rain and wind, which made tyre management and pace building difficult.

“But he overcame all of that. His pace was not far behind Alex, who was using the new front wing, unlike Logan.

“These past two weekends have been very promising, hopefully marking a significant turning point.”

Robson recognised that Sargeant may not always have a strong Friday as a starting point for the weekend, as was the case at Silverstone, where he finished fifth in FP2.

“Starting strong on Friday certainly makes a big difference. Hungary might be more challenging due to fewer sets of tyres [due to the alternative allocation rules].

“He might not have that advantage, which could make it tougher. But again, it’s another challenge to overcome, isn’t it?”

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Logan Sargeant’s Performance Improvement

How has Logan Sargeant’s performance been in recent F1 races?

Sargeant has shown significant improvement in recent races. He finished 13th in Austria and 11th at Silverstone, marking what is seen as a clear turning point in his performance.

Who is Logan Sargeant’s team-mate?

Logan Sargeant’s team-mate in the Williams F1 team is Alex Albon.

What did Robson say about Sargeant’s performance at Silverstone?

Robson commended Sargeant’s performance at Silverstone, highlighting his exemplary job under pressure in Q1 and managing well in challenging conditions. His pace was not far behind team-mate Alex, despite not using the new front wing.

How does Sargeant’s future look according to Robson?

According to Robson, Sargeant’s future looks promising. The upcoming races will be on circuits he knows well and should perform well on. Robson also noted that Sargeant’s ability to adapt to variable car pace and different mental states is a valuable learning experience.

How did Sargeant perform during practice at Silverstone?

Sargeant had a strong start at Silverstone, finishing fifth in FP2 (Free Practice 2) on Friday.

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PitStopPete July 19, 2023 - 5:18 pm

gotta admit, the kid’s improving. even handled the red flag pressure well, and thats no easy thing.

MikeRacer July 19, 2023 - 11:04 pm

Whoa, Sargeant’s come a long way, hasn’t he? Remember his rocky start, but looks like the lad’s finding his feet. Nice one, Logan! Go get ’em!

SpeedsterSam July 20, 2023 - 2:26 am

Been following Sargeants career since the start. Been tough but glad he’s showing his mettle. Keep going, lad! Next two races are gonna be real interesting.

RacingRose July 20, 2023 - 10:56 am

Alex albon, better watch out! Logan’s catching up haha! Can’t wait for Hungary.

F1FanGirl22 July 20, 2023 - 2:09 pm

Honestly didn’t expect Logan to catch up so quick. that race in Austria, he did good, real good. And Silverstone? Even better. Waiting to see him on the podium soon!

TurboTommy July 20, 2023 - 3:44 pm

So Robson thinks Logans turning a corner. Lets see. F1’s a tough beast to tame… but rooting for him!


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