Sargeant was one among a number of drivers affected by extreme dehydration and heatstroke throughout what has been described as essentially the most bodily demanding race in current occasions.
The American rookie was initially eager to push by way of, however after consulting together with his workforce he opted to retire on lap 42.
Amongst others, Sargeant was checked and launched by F1’s medical employees, together with his situation compounded by sickness within the build-up to the Losail race.
“Following Logan’s retirement from the Grand Prix, he has been assessed and cleared by the medical workforce on-site after affected by intense dehydration through the race weakened by having flu-like signs earlier within the week,” Williams stated in a press release.
The Grove workforce stated Alex Albon was additionally checked within the medical centre after struggling to get out of the automobile in parc ferme and having to be supported by his mechanics.
“Alex was taken to the medical centre to be handled for acute warmth publicity. He has now been assessed and cleared by the medical workforce.”
The race on the recent and demanding excessive downforce circuit was made even more durable by the mandated three tyre stops, which compelled drivers to push flat out from the primary lap till the final.
George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W14, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR23
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Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll almost fainted whereas getting out of his automobile and stumbled to a close-by ambulance for assist, whereas Alpine driver Esteban Ocon admitted to being sick behind the wheel.
“We’re happy to report that everybody is okay after at present’s Qatar GP,” stated Aston Martin in a press release.
“I felt near form of fainting in that race, I’ve by no means skilled something prefer it earlier than.
“I requested my engineer to provide me encouragement simply to try to take my thoughts away from it.
“I do numerous warmth coaching within the sauna, so that you push your physique to the restrict, and typically you simply must get out of that sauna. That is form of how I felt from about lap 20.
“I opened my visor for the entire race, and it was scorching air, however it was higher than no air.”
Further reporting by Matt Kew