Logan Sargeant points to Albon’s unique quality as Williams teammate

Logan Sargeant makes his F1 debut at the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix for Williams

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Logan Sargeant praised Alex Albon ahead of his Formula 1 debut at the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix, and said his Williams teammate is the most open he’s had in motorsport.

Sargeant heads to Bahrain after a positive pre-season testing but will face a tough test against Albon who re-invented his F1 career in 2022. However, Sargeant said the pairing has been beneficial so far.

“You know, most drivers are they keep a little bit to themselves,” Sargeant told the press. “But no, I think he’s probably the most open and honest teammate I’ve ever had, he’s super nice to work with.

Sargeant raced alongside fellow rookie Oscar Piastri in Formula 3 and has also been paired with talented juniors Felipe Drugovich, Liam Lawson and Arthur Leclerc.

“Obviously, he’s [Albon] got a lot of experience and super-quick so it’s also really good reference for me,” Sargeant said. “Within the team, I feel like you know, it’s such a healthy environment.

“Everyone’s you know, working towards the same goal, I feel like I’m part of the family after the past year and a half.”

Logan Sargeant of Williams during 2023 F1 testing, | Williams F1 Team

Sargeant full of confidence

Sargeant was on a high ahead of his F1 debut, and said he felt comfortable in his Williams FW45.

Sargeant performed well in pre-season testing as he put in 154 laps on day two and finished with the seventh-best time of the day.

“I feel like that just gave me more confidence in the work that I put in over the offseason to physically be ready for this moment,” Sargeant continued.

“And to get through a day and a half, 200 and something laps completely unfazed was, was a good feeling. And yeah, leaves me in a good headspace coming into the season.

“I feel very happy with where I was in the test and I feel comfortable in the car. I feel like I’ve laid a good foundation and a base to work from so I’m relatively relaxed heading into tomorrow.”

Adam Dickinson
Adam Dickinson
An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, and previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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