Logan Sargeant‘s first lap incident took the Williams driver out of contention for a solid result during the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, despite starting last.
It was the home race for the rookie, who hails from Fort Lauderdale and it did not go the way that he wanted it to after an early incident which resulted in the loss of his front wing.
“But yeah, it sucks.” Sargeant said, speaking to the media after the race. “It was a mistake on the first stop that ruined our chances, so sorry to the team but I’ll take it on the chin and move on.”
Sargeant felt comfortable on the hard tyre for most of the race at the Miami International Autodrome as Williams one-stopped for a 54 lap stint in a bid to get back into the contest.
But despite the long stint, he took the chequered flag in P20, and tried to remain upbeat about the whole weekend in his home state.
“We were a bit conservative with the balance at the start,” Sargeant said. “So I just sort of persevered with that throughout that entire stint.
“Yeah, I mean I really enjoyed the weekend. Today was a bit painful, of course. I hate to see it go that way but as a whole I still enjoyed the weekend and I’m not going to dwell on it. I just move on.”