Williams has released an update on Logan Sargeant after his decision to retire from the Qatar Grand Prix.
During the race, Sargeant reported that he felt unwell behind the wheel as many drivers were struggling with the heat inside the cockpit.
Williams presented Sargeant with the option to retire, asserting that there was “no shame” in doing so.
Sargeant said that he would be able to continue but a handful of laps later, he made the decision to peel into the pit lane and exit the race.
The American driver wasn't the only driver to feel the effects of the heat in Qatar, with other drivers noting that they were unwell during the race.
In a statement released after the race, Williams clarified that Sargeant has been cleared by medical staff in Qatar.
“Following Logan’s retirement from the Grand Prix, he has been assessed and cleared by the medical team on-site after suffering from intense dehydration during the race weekend by having flu-like symptoms earlier in the week,” the team said.