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Logan Sargeant

Sargeant reveals he refrains from using in-race drink system

Staying hydrated is key to maintaining focus behind the wheel in F1, but Logan Sargeant has not been using his water system this year.

Sargeant Singapore
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Logan Sargeant has revealed that he has not been using his drinks system during his rookie season in Formula 1.

The American driver joined Williams at the start of the year, graduating to F1 after joining its junior programme in 2021 having acquired enough super licence points during his Formula 2 campaign, and has a best finish of 11th at the British Grand Prix.

Throughout race weekends, drivers make use of the drinks system that is built through their car, with a straw fitted under the helmet.

With cockpit temperatures soaring during a race, drivers utilise the system to stay hydrated - but Sargeant says he has not been using it at all during the year.

Miami more humid than Singapore

"I don't find it easy to do," Sargeant told media including RacingNews365.

"So I just live with the fact that I hydrate before the race."

This weekend, F1 ventures to Singapore which is often labelled as the most physically demanding event of the year due to the heat and humidity present on top of a technically challenging circuit.

It will mark Sargeant’s first time at the Marina Bay Circuit - but he says so far, he has not found it as warm as his home race in Miami.

"I think in terms of pure temperature, it's not as bad as some of the other ones we go to," he said.

"It’s just the humidity that gets you, which is why we do that humidity training. I think the biggest thing is dehydration through the race.

"I personally don't drink, so I just have to live with it through the race. But I don't find it warmer than Miami. I think Miami is even more humid, to be honest.

"So, I think it just comes down to a track characteristic that it's pretty non-stop and that's what makes it so difficult."

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