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Sargeant laments F1 start: ‘Nothing to be satisfied about’

The Williams rookie is yet to score points in his debut season in Formula 1

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Williams F1 driver Logan Sargeant recently weighed in on his first few months on the job, and he’s not pleased with his progress so far.

Sargeant (right) with Williams teammate Alexander Albon (left) (Image Credit: @LoganSargeant on Twitter)

The 22-year-old American rookie was asked by The Race to reflect on his 2023 season so far. Sitting joint-last in the Drivers’ Standings alongside fellow debutant Nyck de Vries (who has already admitted to his struggles), Sargeant is yet to score points this year. 12th place at the first round of the campaign in Bahrain is the best the American has mustered, where teammate Alexander Albon scored a point.

Sargeant is not happy with how his F1 career has panned out up till now. He said: “Looking at myself very honestly, I have to be better.”

“I’m never completely satisfied and there’s nothing to be satisfied about yet, so plenty to work on and improve on. That has to be the goal.”

Sargeant’s Canadian Grand Prix thoughts

Could the American finally finish in the top ten at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix? Considering Sargeant will be running the old-spec Williams FW45, it seems unlikely on pure pace.

Albon will be the first to test out a brand-new upgrade package, touted to improve downforce and cornering speeds. If all goes well, Sargeant will receive the same package by the next round in Austria.

This weekend will be Sargeant’s first around the iconic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve; his main priority is simply to keep his car out of the barriers. He said: “This weekend going to a new track in tricky conditions, we’ve both had a couple of crashes now, we need to keep it clean.”

“Hopefully both with the upgrade going forward we can start to be more consistently quicker.”

Nevertheless he is still looking forward to going racing once more. He added: “I’m excited to go into July and string together some European races, but at the same time I’m excited for this weekend and perform well and get through it unscathed.”

Albon believes that his teammate possesses a high level of raw racing talent and will get used to the intricacies of F1 sooner rather than later. Speaking to The Race, the Thai-British driver stated: “I was a rookie once… I was miles apart in terms not of speed, but of what I know about the car and how to set up the car and how to manage the tyres.”

“It comes with time. He’s quick.”

Feature Image Credit: @LoganSargeant on Twitter

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