Jenson Button: “The Key Year” for Logan Sargeant / Formula 1

Jenson Button: “The Key Year” for Logan Sargeant / Formula 1

After four race weekends, Logan Sargeant is 21st in the drivers’ standings. However, the American driver had to miss the race. Former world champion Jenson Button praises the talent of the young driver.

Not an easy start to the season for Logan Sargeant. In a field of 20 drivers, the American is 21st in the World Championship standings. The reason for this is Oliver Bearman, who joined Carlos Sainz in Ferrari in Jeddah and scored points. After a difficult first season, Sargeant is fighting to keep his place in Formula 1 this year.

Former pilot Jenson Button says of Sargeant on the SB Nation podcast: “It’s an important year for him. And certainly not less pressure than his first year. He’s had a whole season and he’s had time to think about his strengths and his weaknesses and where he can improve and how he responds to all of that.”

The 306-time Grand Prix driver and 2009 world champion praises Sargeant and is sure: “He has talent. He has won everything, especially in the cards where the competition is so fierce. When I see someone play kart well, I know they have talent.

Button: “It’s also about if you’re in the right mental state, if your head is in the right place. Because the game in general is a mental game.”

Sargeant’s season record so far: 20th in Bahrain, 14th in Jeddah (Albon finished 11th) and 17th in Japan, but last among the finishers.

After all, he hadn’t had an accident until his training accident in Japan. Things looked very different last season, Sargeant’s first year in Formula 1.

Sargeant’s big bonus with the team: After Alex Albon totaled his car in Melbourne, the team decided to sit out Sargeant and let Albon drive the only car left in the race. Sargeant took a painful decision for himself as a team player. Albon hasn’t scored any points yet.

However: Even if his colleague Albon is in trouble right now, Albon is the most powerful pilot and puts a lot of pressure on Sargeant.

Key: “He has a very strong teammate. You can say: Yes, it’s difficult because you have to participate fully in every race. But that’s what Formula 1 is about if you’re not fighting with the best, why are you there.

Before the Chinese doctor, the spares situation at Williams remains worrisome. After three crashes in two weeks, the factory is working hard to produce new parts and repair Albon’s car, which he crashed on the first lap of the Japanese race. To make matters worse: the replacement chassis won’t be ready for Miami until two weeks later.

Japan-GP, Suzuka Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:54:23,566 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +12.535 seconds
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +20,866
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +26,522
05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +29.700
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +44,272
07. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +45,951
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +47.525
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +48,626
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Bulls Racing, +1 Round
11. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1 lap
12. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 Round
13. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 Lap
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, +1 lap
15. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, +1 Round
17. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1 Round

Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, Elektrik
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Crash
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, Crash

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0