Williams explains reluctance for the new Sargeant front wing after the Zandvoort crashed The consequences of Logan Sargeant’s accidents at Zandvoort carried over to Monza.
Williams was reluctant to install its new front wing on Logan Sargeant’s car for the Italian GP after his pair of crashes at Zandvoort.
Sergeant endured a tough weekend at Zandvoort, overtaking the car in qualifying to advance to Q3 for the first time in his rookie campaign. In the race itself, a hydraulic failure after hitting the pavement caused the second major crash in as many days.
Sargeant’s car had previously been fitted with an upgraded front wing, but Williams, wary of running out of parts before the end of the year, opted to give the American the old wing at Monza, while teammate Alexander Albon followed suit to finish seventh. place place in competition. “So he obviously had it [before],” Williams director of vehicle performance Dave Robson explained to the media, including Sargeant’s RacingNews365 and updated front wing. “But after [Zandvoort] we weren’t so sure about putting them in either car.
“I think for the rest of the season we’ll just have to think about which wing is best for which track, which driver, and I think .
we will see them mix.
“Sometimes they’re the same, sometimes they’re not. We just need to manage that inventory. “[We are] worried about the risk at Ferma Park, if we lose one in qualifying, we have to start from pit lane.
“But we also don’t want to do more front wings to see us in the final round