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Logan Sargeant

Sargeant crashes out of crazy opening to Dutch GP

The Williams racer was running in last after a crazy opening spell to the race at Zandvoort.

Sargeant Zandvoort Sunday
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Logan Sargeant became the first driver to crash out of the Dutch Grand Prix as wet weather wreaked havoc at Zandvoort.

Rain began to fall just as drivers were completing their first racing lap at the coastal circuit, with the likes of Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc diving immediately for the pits to switch to Intermediates.

Race leader Max Verstappen tried to brave the conditions out as Fernando Alonso passed Lando Norris in the treacherous conditions for second, but eventually was forced to pit for Inters, emerging 14 seconds behind Perez who vaulted to the lead.

As other drivers such as Norris and George Russell tried to stick it out, everyone bar Alex Albon eventually conceded defeat and boxed.

However, the rain shower was only brief, with a switch back to slicks quickly following as Verstappen undercut Perez during the change back to slicks to lead.

As the race then settled down, Williams racer Sargeant crashed heavily at Turn 9, but reported something failed on the car as he went over the kerb.

The Safety Car was deployed for the Lap 17 incident, with Verstappen leading Perez, Alonso, Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz.

F1 2023 Dutch Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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