Sargeant Laments Recent Results, Doohan “Very Happy” for Piastri

Sargeant Laments Recent Results, Doohan “Very Happy” for Piastri

Logan SargeantSargeant: “We haven’t capitalised on good qualifying performances”

Logan Sargeant admitted that he hasn’t been able to take full advantage of his impressive FIA Formula 2 qualifying results in recent races.

The American has performed admirably over one lap and took pole position at Silverstone and Paul Ricard during his first full season of racing in F2. 

Sargeant followed up those results in July with a third fastest lap at Zandvoort for Carlin, ahead of his more experienced team mate Liam Lawson.

Despite his strong qualifying performances, the 21-year-old hasn’t finished on the podium since he took victory in the Feature Race in Austria.

The Williams junior explained in the press conference when speaking to the media: “The last few rounds, we haven’t capitalised on good qualifying performances. 

“From my side it’s just to perform well and produce the best results I can and at the end of the day that’s what puts you at the front of the championship.”

Championship leader Felipe Drugovich came out on top in Zandvoort’s qualifying, besting Jack Doohan’s effort and taking the valuable two points for pole.

Qualifying became a very disrupted session with two red flags for crashes out on track for Jehan Daruvala and championship hopeful Theo Pourchaire.

Drugovich, the MP Motorsport driver and championship leader, explained that despite the extended nature of the session it was quite simple to remain concentrated during the stoppage.

“It’s a bit of time to look at the data and ask the engineers to have a look and see whatever you can improve, so I think it’s quite easy to stay focused.”

Oscar Piastri was announced as a McLaren Formula 1 driver after leaving the Alpine Academy, leaving Doohan as one of the most senior members of the French outfit’s programme. 

When asked about potentially gaining more responsibility in the press conference, Doohan said: “No, not really at the moment. It’s quite fresh, you could say, and at the moment, they’re [Alpine] just allowing me to focus on the job at hand. 

“At the moment, I’m very happy for Oscar as an Aussie making it onto the Formula 1 grid and with McLaren, but we’ll see what opportunities open up in the future.

“But at the moment like always just focusing on Formula 2 and the task ahead.”

Image: Formula Motorsport Ltd

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Logan SargeantSargeant: “We haven’t capitalised on good qualifying performances”