It was a… difficult qualifying session in Jeddah for Logan Sargeant after showing such promise in Bahrain. After track limits took away his first flying lap, he spun in his second attempt and then clipped the wall and damaged the suspension on his third attempt, ultimately setting no time at all in the session 😬
In a chat with the media including The Race, Logan stewed over his failed attempts to make up for a track limits violation. And he seemed to be confused about whether it should have been called against him or not…
“Yeah, I guess I just put my front left on the paint a bit on pit entry,” he said. “It’s frustrating because there’s been no policing of track limits all weekend, and then we have no reference coming to qualifying. I do what I’d done all weekend and it gets deleted.”
“But… it’s still my fault. I had two more laps to deliver a time, but I didn’t. So obviously I’m disappointed in myself for that. The team gave me a great car, we had a lot of speed, to be honest. It is disappointing to have not put a good lap in for them and move forward in qualifying.”
When asked if the lap being taken away led to Logan overdriving to compensate, he replied: “It’s a bit frustrating. It’s like ‘I’ve just done a great lap, you take it away, and now I have to go and do it again’. Something to look at for sure. But I didn’t feel the pressure for the second lap, I was on another great lap, and just made a small error.”
“I let it slip out of my hands. And that’s never a nice feeling. But we’ll bounce back tomorrow and try to move up the order.”
A frustrating, potentially deal-breaking weekend for the young American, who’ll be looking forward to making up for it tomorrow.
Where do you think Logan can finish tomorrow?