The American has proven flashes of tempo all through his first season in F1, however these have been outweighed by errors which have mounted up over current races – with notable crashes at Zandvoort, Singapore, and Suzuka following the summer time break.
This has led to hypothesis that Sargeant might be moved apart for 2024 ought to Williams want to mitigate additional restore payments, and the group has been compelled to make use of older-spec elements on his FW45 to cut back the impression on manufacturing of recent bodywork.
Vowles stated in a video shared throughout Williams’ social media channels that his choice can be to maintain Sargeant for subsequent season, and that the group would work with its academy product to assist make his F1 tenure successful.
Sargeant stated that he was conscious of Vowles’ place previous to the video’s launch, however was blindsided by the general public religion proven by his group principal.
“It is all the time good, I imply, from my aspect I speak to James each single weekend. I knew that earlier than something was placed on social media. It was simply type of a pleasant shock, actually,” Sargeant defined.
“I did not know that was coming. However on the finish of the day, I’ve to only hold working onerous, hold my head down and attempt to be higher.
Marshals take away the broken automobile of Logan Sargeant, Williams FW45, from the circuit after a crash in Q1
Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images
“Japan, together with the lap till the final nook in quali, was my finest weekend so far, 100%. I constructed it up properly, did every part I wanted to, I used to be simply too heavy on the precise foot within the final nook and that is how rapidly it will possibly go improper.
“I believe realistically now it is simply extra necessary to have a clear weekend and never go for each final hundredth, even when meaning I am leaving a tenth or two on the desk.”
Sargeant’s team-mate Alex Albon echoed Vowles’s help and felt that the Floridian was due extra credit score for his performances regardless of the errors which were prevalent in his maiden F1 season.
The Anglo-Thai racer added that though he was not concerned within the choice making, he felt Sargeant wanted “extra time and confidence” to show his price.
“I am not the one to resolve, however I do know Logan fairly properly. I can see his efficiency. I do assume he does not get the credit score that he deserves,” Albon reckoned.
“There’s a whole lot of pace and expertise inside Logan. I believe it is simply been a bit bit offset with a few errors that he is had.
“In all seriousness, I do assume he is – I imply, I am not the one to say it, however I get on very properly with him and I believe he simply wants a bit extra time and confidence, and he’ll rise up there.”