Logan Sargeant reveals change that has him feeling like a different man at Williams in 2024

Logan Sargeant finished 21st in the F1 drivers' championship in his rookie year but is refreshed ahead of the 2024 F1 season

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An emboldened Logan Sargeant believes he’s entering the 2024 Formula 1 season in the best shape of his life and is ready to put a difficult rookie season behind him at Williams, after reflecting on all the improvements he needs to make on and off the track.

Sargeant looked visibly refreshed and remotivated at Williams car launch after he was trounced by Alex Albon in 2023 and ended the drivers’ championship behind even AlphaTauri stand-in Liam Lawson, who only raced five grand prix.

However, after being promoted to Williams ahead of schedule after just a year of F2, team principal James Vowles backed his driver by retaining Sargeant for 2024 and the American seemed committed to making the most of that opportunity.

“I learned a lot throughout the season, I learned that I need to manage myself much better,” Sargeant told media including Total-Motorsport.com at Williams‘ 2024 car launch. I let myself get very drained throughout the season, I let that affect me off the track which ultimately brings it onto the track.

“I wasn’t physically in the place I needed to be. And I’ve done everything I can to get on top of that. I’m 5 kilos heavier than at the end of last year and I feel much more healthy and ready to go.

“I feel like a different man. And to be honest, I feel like physically I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in, I very much changed my training regime to meet what I need to improve on.”

Sargeant: No other F1 driver’s worked as hard as me

Williams launch FW46 for 2024 F1 season | Williams F1 Team

Sargeant did show some signs of improvement in 2023, as he picked up his first point at his home race in Austin and qualified a heady seventh at the Las Vegas Grand Prix just behind Albon.

But he was forced to retire from the 2023 Qatar GP with heatstroke in a brutal desert race that also saw Lance Stroll admit to passing out in his car and Esteban Ocon vomit in his helmet twice.

Sargeant also struggled with track limits particularly at the end of the season, failing to set a qualifying time for several races including the Qatar sprint, but said he’d identified the need to get fitter long before the Lusail Circuit and felt he’d made the most of the off-season to improve.

“I think it’s complex because you go through this long season and you know there’s things that you need to pick up on but where is there time to do it?” Sargeant added. “The off-season was my first chance to really tackle it, hands-on. And I genuinely believe I’ve worked just as hard as anyone, if not harder.

“And from a driving point of view, just having that reference at every single track that I go to of what a Formula 1 car is capable of. I can now really start on a much better foot going into these weekends.

“And I know much more of what I can do behind the scenes as well to extract performance from a driving standpoint.”

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, 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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