Sargeant: Lack of upgrades made the difference in Qualifying

Jaden Diaz
25 May, 2024

Logan Sargeant believes that not having the latest Williams upgrades ultimately cost him in Monaco Qualifying. Unlike teammate Alex Albon, the American driver failed to put himself within striking range of points on Sunday. From Sargeant’s perspective, this can be attributed to now having the latest components on the FW46.

In recent weeks and months, Logan Sargeant will have undoubtedly become aware of the reports surrounding his future. Just last week in Imola, James Vowles told the media that the 23-year-old was at risk of losing his seat.

It is well-established that Williams is in talks with other drivers for 2025. Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz are some of the names mentioned with a move to the Grove-based team.

Because of this, Sargeant is under more pressure than ever to perform. Unfortunately for his F1 aspirations, the team do not have upgrades available to both drivers this weekend. This was also the case in Italy.

Vowles (Williams)

NOT ALL UPGRADES AVAILABLE TO SARGEANT

Speaking post-qualifying in Monaco, he explained that a lack of upgrades made the difference:

“Yeah, to be honest, I feel like I’ve been driving well all weekend. I feel like it was another good run at it, traffic-free laps. 

“Honestly really happy with the laps I did and the performance I got out of the car. 

“Just unfortunate to be missing a few key components this weekend, which I think ultimately made a bit of a bigger difference than I was expecting. 

“And that would have been the difference of making through or not.

“But nonetheless, proud of the way I drove, and genuinely feel like I got everything out of the package I had.”

He then explained that Albon was running an upgraded floor and rear wing that he did not have. Given the fine margins that made the difference in qualifying, any updates would have been a tremendous boost.

Regardless, he will start the Monaco GP near the back. Considering all the noise in the background, this is another setback for Sargeant to try and bounce back from.

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