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Logan Sargeant

Sargeant 'in middle of the sky' for points decision

The Williams rookie secured his first points in F1 at the United States Grand Prix but with the results confirmed some time after the race, how did Sargeant find out about his landmark result?

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Williams driver Logan Sargeant has revealed he found out about his first F1 points whilst "in the middle of the sky".

The rookie became the first American to score a point in F1 since Mario Andretti did so for McLaren in 1993, finishing 10th at the United States Grand Prix.

Sargeant had finished 12th on the road at the Circuit of the Americas but disqualifications to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc's Ferrari for skid-block infringements gifted him a top-10 finish.

Revealing how he learned of his breakthrough result, Sargeant told media including RacingNews365.com: "I was halfway through my trip from Austin to Florida, just going home to the family for a couple of days and James [Vowles, Team Principal] called me.

"I sort of already had a sense because someone had texted me earlier saying they had the hearing about it, but yeah, the middle of the sky."

Sargeant point the 'cherry on top'

Whilst often showing the speed needed to cement his future in F1, inconsistency and a number of incidents have left Sargeant as the last to secure his seat for next season.

Vowles has outlined a number of targets for Sargeant to hit in order to keep his future in his hands and his display in Austin was the first sign of him settling into the FW45.

On how important the point was, he explained: "To be honest, it was more just a cherry on top to a very good Sunday.

"I was already very happy with the race that we had just had, I felt like I performed very well and just for me to get my first point and the team to get three at this point of the championship was a nice little bonus to walk away with from a good Sunday."

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