16 stages of the season are already behind us and all the points the Williams team has earned this year have been scored by Alex Albon. His teammate Logan Sargent performed very unconvincingly, especially compared to Liam Lawson, who unexpectedly made his Formula 1 debut just four races ago, but already finished in the top ten.
This happened in Singapore, where Sargent crashed his car. For a similar reason, the American Williams driver withdrew from the Japanese Grand Prix last Sunday. In addition, he had such a serious accident in the first part of qualifying on Saturday that the team had to replace the chassis of his FW45.
Timo Glock, former Formula 1 driver and now Sky Deutschland expert, criticized Sargent: “After Saturday’s accident, he made his next mistake in the Grand Prix. I think it’s time for Williams to think about what they want the team to look like in the future.
Of this pair of drivers, only one of them can earn points. Personally, I can’t imagine Logan Sargent will suddenly improve and drive as consistently as Alex Albon.
It would be very interesting to hear what James Vowles, the head of Williams, has to say about this, because so far he always supports Sargent and assures that he just needs to get more time.
But all these mistakes not only cause the team to lose points, it also becomes increasingly difficult for them to stay within the budget limit. I wonder how long such a driver can last in Formula 1. At the same time, the team has plenty of other options, including Mick Schumacher, of course. I’m sure Mick would have done better.”
Of the Williams drivers, only Albon has a multi-year contract and this team remains the only one with a vacancy for next season. At the same time, she occupies 7th place in the Constructors’ Championship, with 21 points to her name, all thanks to the fact that Alex managed to finish in the top ten in five stages of the season.
Source: F1 News
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