Nov.25 - Rumours that Abu Dhabi is Logan Sargeant's last Formula 1 race for now are building steam.

Mercedes junior and top Formula 2 driver Frederik Vesti, a 21-year-old Dane, practiced in Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes on Friday - and is being linked with a debut for Mercedes-powered Williams in Sargeant's place for 2024.

When asked about whether he will be offered a new contract for 2024, American Sargeant admitted in Abu Dhabi: "It's a good question. Honestly, I don't know."

Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher says he was surprised to see and hear Williams boss James Vowles' answer when he asked about Sargeant's future in Las Vegas.

"I thought it's probably because Vesti is on the wish list and they're watching him closely here in Abu Dhabi," he told Sky Deutschland. "I hear that Williams will be allowed to see the data.

"Maybe they have to take the decision for next year now," the German added.

Vowles, though, who is still close to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff despite becoming Williams' new team boss this year, says he's not ready to make the call.

"The decision will not be made this weekend in Abu Dhabi," he said.

"When you're talking about the future of the team and the future of a young man, I would like to make the decision in peace, after the race weekend."

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7 F1 Fan comments on “Vesti Eyes F1 Debut as Sargeant's Williams Future Hangs

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    People should just stop with unfounded rumors, which get old quickly.
    Words from third-party individuals are irrelevant because they don't speak for a given relevant team.

  2. shroppyfly

    LS has to go , he was well up on both his laps and good enough to progress and ---track limits not once but twice-- looks like when the pressures on

    • Jere Jyrälä

      Yes, he messed up track limits at T1 on his both attempts, but I doubt that'll impact the outcome, especially as he's effectively already guaranteed.

      • ReallyOldRacer

        He's guaranteed what, first class airfare to Florida? But you might be correct. Vowles seems quite sympathetic and even empathetic re the rookie.

  3. Nobodysperfect

    Yeah, he's simply not good enough. Please give someone else a chance to show he's up to the task. If I was James, I would go and talk to Drugovich, that guy showed he's very fast in FP1...

    • Jere Jyrälä

      Drugovich is already confirmed as staying put at AMR in reserve role & even otherwise, no team really wanted him even after his F2 championship until AMR gave him a role.

      • Nobodysperfect

        I know, hopefully Stroll will be so sick and tired losing from the guy who could be his father soon and go burn some of his father's money somewhere else...


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