Sargeant Highlights His Main Learning: 'Became Much Better At That'

F1
by Adam OndrikMonday, 29 January 2024 at 07:00
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Logan Sargeant shared his greatest learning from the last year ahead of the upcoming 2024 season with Williams.
It is very precious for a rookie to get a chance to drive in F1 nowadays, and Logan Sargeant got his opportunity in 2023.
Although he struggled significantly compared to his teammate Alex Albon, the British team was satisfied enough with his performance to give him another one-year contract for the 2024 season.
While he was given one more chance by his team, he might not get another one after 2024 and so the American driver has to make the most of the upcoming season.
Asked about specifics in relation to his biggest learnings from the season 2023, the 23-year-old told speedcafe.com:

"For me, it's more at the low points, being able to pick yourself back up, block out the noise. I feel like I became much better at that throughout the year."

The American driver for sure faced a lot of noise in 2023 when Alex Albon outperformed him during every single qualifying session. Sargeant explained in different interviews that the transition from F2 to F1 was very challenging for him.
The 23-year-old finished 21st in the Driver's Championship. In comparison, Albon finished 13th. Sargeant made a lot of mistakes throughout the season, and his goal in 2024 will be to avoid as many as possible.

"It's also about working with the people I need to work with, and not letting a mistake hold you back because if you do that, it's not going to work out."

It is very common for rookies to make multiple mistakes throughout their first season. But as they gain more experience, the team expects them to start delivering better and more consistent results. Sageant added:

"You have to understand that when you make a mistake, you look at it, understand it, and if there's a reason to make any changes, figure out what is the best way to go about it."