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Sargeant feeling ‘comfy’ regardless of rumors of potential seat loss


Williams driver Logan Sargeant is sustaining his composure amid hypothesis relating to a possible mid-season alternative, stating that he feels “comfy” together with his place.

Sargeant is presently in his second season of F1 racing, however the 23-year-old driver from Fort Lauderdale has struggled to place collectively a clear weekend, whereas he’s additionally been comprehensively outpaced by his Williams teammate Alex Albon.

The younger American’s disappointing performances have inevitably led to rumors of a mid-season swap at Williams, with the rumour gathering tempo in Miami this weekend and suggesting that Mercedes teenage protégé Andra Kimi Antonelli may change Sargeant as early as this months Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.

Information of a dispensation request filed with the FIA to grant Antonelli, who’s presently 17, an exemption from the minimal age requirement to compete in F1 solely additional fueled the speculaton.

It’s unclear who filed the request with the governing physique, however Mercedes boss Toto Wolff dismissed in Miami the opportunity of selling Antonelli to a race seat in F1 anytime quickly, on condition that the Italian’s most important focus is on the FIA Method 2 Championship.

However, when questioned in regards to the rising experiences suggesting his potential mid-season demise, Sargeant was unfazed by the tales and innuendo.

“You understand, I talked to James [Vowles, Williams team principal] internally. I talked to my managers. I’m comfy,” he stated in Miami, quoted by Motorsport Week. 

“That’s all inside speak. So I’m not, I’m not going to say something.”

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Sargeant will take pleasure in on Sunday the primary of his three house races within the US, though Miami is the younger charger’s true hometown occasion.

Assessing his present state of affairs, Sargeant looks like his is doing a god job and making progress from one race to the opposite.

“I’m doing my job to the very best I can. Leaping in FP1 this weekend was probably the most comfy I’ve felt all yr, and I really feel like I used to be immediately on it,” he stated.

“And if I look, since Australia, I really feel prefer it’s been going, comparatively properly from a tempo entrance.

“You understand, Japan, getting nearly every little thing out of it, in fact, China was disappointing. However, once more, right here at present, I really feel like I did a great job.

“So I’m simply in search of that final tenth, however, nonetheless, simply having fun with it, being house and, preserve delivering the very best I can.”

Pressed by Vowles forward of this weekend’s occasion to up his recreation and slender the hole to Albon, Sargeant ended up inside one-tenth of his teammate in qualifying, though he finally missed out on a spot in Q2.

When requested if this marked his greatest efficiency of the 2024 season to this point, Sargeant acknowledged {that a} potential clear lap in the day gone by’s dash qualifying may have yielded a good higher end result.

If I’d delivered a clear lap within the dash quali yesterday like I may have, then, sure,” he stated. “As a result of I ought to have gotten by means of to Q2 yesterday and didn’t.

“Apart from that, yeah, I really feel like I’ve been driving properly, and, I really feel like that was a great qualifying session. I’m gonna proceed to maneuver ahead tomorrow.”

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