Logan Sargeant, Williams, Monaco, 2024

Sargeant “proud” of qualifying run despite missing out on upgrades

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In the round-up: Logan Sargeant says he was pleased with his qualifying performance despite missing out on Q2

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Sargeant “proud” of qualifying run

Sargeant will line up 15th on the grid after both Haas drivers were disqualified from qualifying. Although he will be six places behind team mate Alexander Albon, Sargeant said he’s not running the same upgrades as his team mate this weekend.

“To be honest I feel like I’ve been driving well all weekend,” he said. “I feel like it was another good run at it. Traffic-free laps and honestly, really happy with the laps I did and the performance I got out of the car.

“Just unfortunate to be missing a few key components this weekend, which I think ultimately made have made a bit of a bigger difference than I was expecting and that would have been the difference in getting through or not. But nonetheless proud of the way I drove and I genuinely feel like I got everything out of the package I had.”

Da Costa loses fifth after penalty

Porsche Formula E driver Antonio Felix da Costa fell from fifth place to 18th after being hit with a penalty for forcing Jean-Eric Vergne off the track during Saturday’s first Shanghai Eprix.

Da Costa was deemed to have pushed the DS Penske driver off track at turn 12 while they were fighting late in the race, giving him a five second penalty for being responsible. Due to the close field spread, five seconds dropped him 13 places in the final classification to 18th.

Floersch hit with grid drop

Sophia Floersch was hit with a five-place grid penalty for today’s F3 Monaco feature race after she was deemed responsible for causing the collision in yesterday’s sprint race that put Kacper Sztuka out and left her with front wing damage.

The pair were fighting over 14th place midway through the race when Floersch attempted to pass to the inside of the final corner, Anthony Noghes. Floersch clipped the rear of Sztuka’s car, damaging him enough to put him out of the race. She was deemed “wholly responsible” for the clash and given a five place penalty.

Floersch will therefore start today’s race from 23rd place. Fellow Alpine junior Gabriele Mini will start from pole.

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With a Ferrari and McLaren on the front row for today’s Monaco Grand Prix, one reader dares to dream…

It might just be wishful thinking, but I’m starting to believe we have a fight for the constructors’ championship this year. If Ferrari and Red Bull finish in the same positions they start (quite possible in Monaco), the gap between first and second after this weekend will be 14 points.
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7 comments on “Sargeant “proud” of qualifying run despite missing out on upgrades”

  1. Without a doubt cotd. The only good thing to come of the elongated season is there’s so much possibility for the championship fight. Right now it’s a 3 way battle and sure, Red Bull are ahead but it’s not insurmountable.

    With McLaren and Ferrari proving capable of bringing effective upgrades and Newey relegated to strategy, anything could happen.

  2. Unfortunately for him, his days of competing in F1 seem numbered as he seems likely to get replaced for next season by either Bottas or Sainz.

    Reuters: Which is Bangkok, of course.

    A weird boat incident.

    COTD’s vision could prove reality if Perez’s subpar performance level continues.

    1. Drunk driver mistakenly the throttle causing those boat crashes.

      1. I should’ve guessed the driver was drunk.

      2. Kimi Raikkonen makes an unorthodox return to F1 Monaco.
        (No offence intended)

    2. I forgot to add yesterday that also on this day in motorsport, the 2019 Monaco GP occurred where, for example, Gasly took his latter fastest lap for Red Bull Racing, & Hamilton defended his lead for many laps.

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