Albon Backs Sargeant Amidst Recent Struggles

Albon Backs Sargeant Amidst Recent Struggles
Albon Backs Sargeant Amidst Recent Struggles

Alex Albon says he would be happy if Williams keeps struggling rookie Logan Sargeant on board for 2024.

22-year-old American Sargeant’s seat is the final official vacancy on next year’s grid, but he has been having high-profile crashes recently.

“It’s just about maybe dialling it back a little bit,” he said in Qatar, “making sure I have some clean weekends.”

But although Felipe Drugovich, Mick Schumacher and even Liam Lawson have been linked with the drive, Williams boss James Vowles has made a couple of public comments of support for Sargeant in the past week or so.

“It’s always nice to hear,” Sargeant said. “It was just sort of a nice surprise, really.”

Albon, Sargeant’s experienced and in-form teammate, also offered a few words of support ahead of the Qatar GP weekend.

“I’m not the one to decide,” said the British-born Thai driver. “But I know Logan pretty well. I can see his performance. I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves.

“There is a lot of speed and talent within Logan,” Albon added. “I’m not the (right) one to say it, but I think it’s just been a little bit offset with a couple of mistakes that he’s had.

“I get on very well with him and I think he just needs a bit more time and confidence – and he’ll get up there.”

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