Williams driver Alex Albon has voiced support for under-pressure teammate Logan Sargeant following rumours the American could be ousted from the team at the end of the season.
Sargeant's seat at the Grove-based outfit is the last to be confirmed for next season and whilst the American rookie has shown promise during his debut season, it has largely been overshadowed by Albon's regular points-scoring form.
He has yet to score any points and having also suffered significant crashes at Zandvoort, Singapore and Japan that have left Williams running an older-spec car for him in recent races, Team Principal James Vowles has challenged Sargeant to earn his future on the grid.
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Albon: He doesn't get the credit he deserves
Speaking to media including RacingNews365.com about his teammate's future, Albon said: "I'm not the one to decide. But I know Logan pretty well.
"I can see his performance. I do think he doesn't get the credit that he deserves.
"There is a lot of speed and talent within Logan. I think it's just been a little bit offset with a couple of mistakes that he's had.
"But I get on very well with him and I think he just needs a bit more time and confidence - and he'll get up there."