Logan Sargeant CRASHES at Japanese GP qualification

F1 star Logan Sargeant has disastrous start to qualification as he CRASHES during Q1 at the Japanese Grand Prix to trigger early red flag… with his seat still unconfirmed for 2024

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Qualifying in Japan was brought to a halt on Saturday after American Logan Sargeant shunted into the barriers, a sentence all too familiar for the despondent rookie this season.

Sargeant’s Williams was left a crumpled mess after locking up on the final turn at Suzuka, failing to prevent it from hitting the wall of tyres on the home straight.

The 22-year-old is the only driver remaining on the grid not to have his 2024 seat confirmed, although early indications are that his position is not under threat.

However, yesterday’s crash – one of several seen this season – will do his confidence no good.

He emerged from his car in one piece but has left his Williams team with a huge overnight reparation job for Sunday’s race.

Logan Sargeant shunted into the barriers during qualifying at the Grand Prix in Japan

Sargeant’s Williams was left a crumpled mess after locking up on the final turn at Suzuka

Sargeant is yet to secure a point this season. 

Williams Team Principal James Vowles spoke immediately after the crash as he said: ‘Heartbreaking for Logan, just on the grass and that’s game over.

‘Logan built up to this weekend and had some good pace, just can’t get it all together.

‘For a number of races Logan has been on an old aerodynamic package. We’ve had attrition. We have enough to deal with the accident today. Overnight we’ll have plenty to rebuild the car.’

Nick de Vryies lost his seat at AlphaTauri for failing to register.

While his replacement, Liam Lawson, made a top-ten finish in Singapore in just his fourth Grand Prix.

The session resumed 13 minutes after Sargeant’s crash, with Verstappen hunting down pole position after his Singapore disappointment last week.

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