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Logan Sargeant

Sargeant rues Williams front-wing decision

Logan Sargeant was fitted with an older front wing at Monza following his crashes at Zandvoort.

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Logan Sargeant has stated that he would have enjoyed a much more stable car during the Italian Grand Prix had he been fitted with the latest Williams front-wing.

Sargeant entered the weekend at Monza following two crashes at the Dutch Grand Prix one week prior.

The American driver spun into the barrier during qualifying and hit the wall during the race after losing hydraulics.

As a result, Williams' Head of Vehicle Performance Dave Robson admitted that it didn't have the confidence to fit the newer front wing to Sargeant's car at the Italian Grand Prix.

Sargeant started the race from 15th on the grid and has said that he struggled for grip throughout the race en route to crossing the line in 13th.

"Lesmo one and two and the Parabolica was just honestly just trying to keep the car under me,” Sargeant told media including RacingNews365.

"The rear was super light. I had to run a different spec front wing this weekend. I think that's what really hurt our balance.

"I think if we had the normal one, we would have been okay and it would have honestly made a big difference in terms of [tyre] degradation.

"It is what it is. We'll keep working hard. We put everything together as well as we could and it wasn’t enough.

"So we’ll go back to the drawing board and see what we can do for Singapore. Pieces are coming together, just not as fast as I hoped."

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