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Logan Sargeant

Sargeant vows to eradicate blunders to save Williams seat

The Williams driver discusses where he needs to improve to secure his seat on the grid for next season.

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Logan Sargeant believes he will need to get rid of his "split second rookie mistakes" to save his seat at Williams.

The American has endured a tough season having score no points so far, while Alexander Albon has scored all 23 points that has enabled Williams to reach seventh in the Constructors' Championship.

Suggestions have emerged that Sargeant might be replaced for 2024, following a run of poor performances including crashes in Singapore and Japan with his being the only unconfirmed seat still on the grid.

Team Principal James Vowles has voiced his support for Sargeant, however but insists that an upturn in performances is required by the Floridian.

Sargeant dismissed the impact social media has had on his performances, but has identified a key change he needs to make to secure a second season.

Sargeant: One split second mistake ruins your weekend

"If you take away the little mistake in Japan, I was doing everything I needed to do," he told media, including RacingNews365.

"At the end of the day that one split second mistake ruins that entire weekend, so it's just about getting rid of those. I've said that many times, but it's the truth."

Sargeant believes the current generation of cars are tough for rookies to adapt to, owing to their unforgiving traits.

"In the moment, when you have a snap or you lose the car, it's too late at that point," he explains.

"It all has to be done prior; you need to be ahead of it."

This is an area that he is trying to improve, while also balancing the tight rope between delivering results on track and not overdriving in a bid to finish higher up the order.

"I'm constantly working on the approach. Even if I leave a small bit of margin on the table, it will still be good enough," said Sargeant.

"I think in Japan on that Saturday, it was coming better than expected. I was pushing more than I needed to, so it's just about thinking it through a little bit more."

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