Drivers hoping to take advantage of F1 silly season have been dealt a setback by Williams’ resolute backing of under-fire Logan Sargeant.
According to the Daily Mirror, there were rumors that Alex Palou or Mick Schumacher could replace the American rookie in Williams, but team principal James Vowles laughed off the speculation and confirmed that he wasn’t in talks with anyone for a replacement. Vowles clarified that while he has contact with many drivers on the grid, there are no active conversations for the seat. He expressed his focus on developing Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant and creating an environment for them to succeed. Vowles defended Sargeant, attributing his early retirement in the F1 Dutch Grand Prix to a team error rather than the rookie’s fault. He emphasized the need to support Sargeant and highlighted the challenges rookies face in the current dynamic and unpredictable race weekends. Vowles expressed his commitment to helping Sargeant improve and succeed in Formula 1.