The Carlin driver lined up third, however dropped down the sphere together with the opposite drivers to decide on wets because the monitor quickly dried.
Race winner Richard Verschoor was the very best qualifying driver to start out on the slick tyre in eighth, and took the lead on lap six because the others noticed their tyres drop off.
Sargeant says he knew very early on that he had made the flawed choice, however that the protection automotive helped him to maintain the tender compound cool till he was in a position to pit.
The Williams junior then fought again by the pack, ending the place he began for his third podium in as many rounds.
Sargeant stated: “I had a hunch that I assumed the slicks could be higher.
“It’s troublesome while you’re beginning third, everybody round you is on wets, should you make that decision to go to slicks you could possibly spoil the race for you and the entire crew.
“So we caught with it, it clearly didn’t go my means. I did get mad after I was just about final however simply phenomenal cease from the crew after which coming by like a prepare for the primary half of my stint.
“On the formation lap I knew it was just about a on condition that we had been going to be in reverse.
“I used to be optimistic that perhaps we might maintain on till the pit window. The protection automotive helped us, we might hold the tyres cool.
“Clearly the end result is sweet contemplating the technique name we made.”
Jehan Daruvala, Prema Racing
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Verschoor, who gambled on the slicks from the beginning, says he was “fairly doubtful” about selecting the slick tyres, and stated the early phases of the race had been “fairly difficult.”
However he too realised early on that the monitor was dry sufficient for slicks and that his danger had paid off.
He stated: “I noticed on the reconnaissance lap that it was drying and solely two or three corners the place really we’d lose time on the slicks, in order that was the choice for me.
“For me we had been fairly fortunate with the protection automotive, as a result of the monitor was drying.
“Primarily Flip 1 and Flip 3 was a bit difficult, braking at Flip 4, however from there on was nearly getting temperature within the tyres and pushing.”