Logan Sargeant lands in HUGE trouble as his damage costs for Williams come out to be $4.3 million amidst 2024 seat uncertainty
The costs each of the team incurred due to the drivers' crashes in Formula 1 have been revealed and Logan Sargeant leads the list having cost Williams $4.3 million in damage funds.
The Formula 1 2023 season is over now after a brilliant session of racing at the Abu Dhabi GP. The post-season testing is currently underway at the Yas Marina Street Circuit. Meanwhile, the numbers have already come in from several social media channels to indicate how the season has turned out for the different teams and their drivers. And it looks like Williams have incurred maximum cost for repairing their car thanks to Logan Sargeant and his frequent crashes on the race tracks.
The F1 race cars are powerful ‘rocketships’ as claimed by IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward and they naturally cost several millions of dollars in manufacturing costs. But when those cars ram into the barriers at the race tracks or, in Carlos Sainz’s case, the cars collide with roadside potholes at the Las Vegas GP, the machines undergo huge damage and have to be repaired to make them suitable for the Grands Prix again. According to Redditor u/basspro24chevy, Sargeant leads the table for being the most expensive driver in terms of his car repairing costs, followed by Carlos Sainz and Perez.
On the other hand, the racer with the most points in this season, Max Verstappen, has cost his team the least as he rarely needed to send the RB-19 in for repairing. While Sargeant’s Williams cost the British outfit a staggering $4,333,000 for the different parts that got dismantled due to his crashes, Red Bull had to pay only $345,000 for setting up Max Verstappen’s car after his minor race incidents. Ferrari had to spend $3,644,000 on Carlos’ SF-23 mostly because of the Spaniard’s FP1 crash in Las Vegas due to the organizers’ fault.
Logan Sargeant still does not have a confirmed seat at any of the F1 teams for 2024
American racer Logan Sargeant entered the 2023 campaign for Williams being the United States’ only hope in the pinnacle of motorsports. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old failed to impress with consecutive bottom-5 finishes right from the Bahrain season opener. At his home Grand Prix in Florida, Sargeant was placed last as he ended his run at P20.
Logan did fare much better during the Qualifying at the Las Vegas GP, gaining a sixth-place start to the race on the famed Vegas Strip. But then, he could not defend against his heavyweight rivals as he fell back to P16 by the end of the race. Perhaps owing to his underwhelming results and his proneness to crashes, Williams have not yet renewed Logan Sargeant for a drive in 2024.
It remains to be seen who takes the seat at the British outfit next to Alex Albon. But the chances favor Sargeant as of now since Mick Schumacher, the Mercedes reserve driver who was being regarded as the next Williams recruit, announced that he has switched lanes to enter the World Endurance Championship as a part of Alpine’s 6-member squad.
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