Logan Sargeant is running out of options for 2025

Jaden Diaz

For most of last season, James Vowles consistently defended Logan Sargeant and his performances in media interviews. The Williams team principal eventually offered Sargeant a one-year extension, emphasising his faith in the 23-year-old’s potential. However, the situation has quickly worsened for Sargeant, who could be competing in his last F1 season.

Things began to look worrying for Sargeant’s future in Australia when he was withdrawn mid-weekend for teammate Alex Albon. Regardless of how James Vowles tried to justify the decision, Melbourne clearly revealed the team’s diminishing belief in the youngster.

After just three rounds, the situation was already very gloomy for the Williams driver. Sargeant is still yet to out-qualify Alex Albon in Formula 1, with his performance in race trim not significantly better.

In fairness to Sargeant, often races without the upgrades that his teammate has access to. Then again, whilst this impacts the 23-year-old’s performance, it only confirms his position within the team.

Williams in advanced negotiations with alternatives to Sargeant

Perhaps more than any other year in recent history, there are a plethora of drivers available in the market. Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas are some of the names linked with a Williams move.


55 SAINZ Carlos (spa), Scuderia Ferrari SF-24, action during the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024, 1st round of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship from February 29 to March 2, 2024 on the Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir, Bahrain – Photo Antonin Vincent / DPPI

More speculative reports have suggested that Kimi Antonelli is an option for the Grove-based teams. Although the 17-year-old is not expected to join the team in 2025, he represents the kind of exciting talents available to the team.

A combination of youth and experience is on the market for the British squad. In this environment, Logan Sargeant will struggle to make a strong case for himself.

Sainz and Bottas are both race-winners with no shortage of experience fighting at the front. They would bring a combination of speed and – perhaps of equal importance – validity to the seriousness and ambition of the Williams project.

Regardless of who James Vowles chooses to sign, it is clear there will be someone new alongside Alex Albon next year.

On a few occasions earlier this year, Sargeant has been linked to a potential Haas move. However, these reports were largely speculative rather than substantive.

With Ocon, Bearman and Magnussen among the drivers Ayao Komatsu’s team can choose from, suggestions of the 23-year-old finding another place on the F1 grid have largely died down.