Albon Discusses Sargeant's Reaction After Williams's Controversial Decision

Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 01:30
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Alex Albon shared how Logan Sargeant felt during the controversial situation in Williams when he had to give up his car for the Thai driver.
The 2024 Australian Grand Prix weekend didn't go as planned for the Williams Racing F1 team. They decided to make a very unusual and risky bet and didn't bring a third chassis to the third race of the season at Albert Park Circuit.
However, this was exposed quite early, as Alex Albon crashed his car beyond repair during the FP1 session. The Williams team principal then had to admit his team didn't have the third chassis, which meant only one driver would participate in the Grand Prix.
But here is the plot twist: it wasn't Logan Sargeant. Despite doing nothing wrong, he was ordered to give his car to his more successful and experienced teammate and sit out the rest of the weekend.
The team principal and the whole team will probably learn from their mistake, but what's more, it isn't clear whether the third chassis will be ready for the fourth race of the season.
Consequently, Williams drivers will have to be extra careful during the race in Japan, which is currently forecasted to take place in rainy conditions. Albon told Sky F1 after the race:

"I think we're still going have to be quite sensible with how we're driving for the next few races. We need to see when the third car is going to be ready. For now obviously I'll go back to my repaired one and give Logan back his car."

Albon failed to score points during the Australian Grand Prix in the end as he crossed the finish line in P11. When asked how his teammate felt, he said:

"He's okay, all along he's been a trooper in it all. I wouldn't like to be in his shoes, that's for sure."

"It’s a team effort and we took the decision to try to score some points today, obviously we were close to getting it."