Formula 1: Team Williams threatens Sargeant: Chance for Schumacher?

Formula 1: Team Williams threatens Sargeant: Chance for Schumacher?

Formula 1 Team Williams threatens Sargeant: chance for Schumacher?

Sargeant is contesting his second Formula 1 season; he only scored a point last year at the Grand Prix in Austin. photo

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A cockpit could soon become available at the Williams Formula 1 team. Logan Sargeant faces expulsion. The name Mick Schumacher also comes up as a possible successor.

The threatened expulsion of US driver Logan Sargeant (23) from the Formula 1 team Williams could give Mick Schumacher (25) the chance to make a comeback.

The team boss of the traditional English racing team, James Vowles, admitted on the sidelines of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Imola that Sargeant was “on the brink”. Vowles told the English TV channel Sky that he had a “direct conversation” with him. “He has to do more. This is a meritocracy.”

Vowles wants to help Sargeant, who is still pointless this season. “I want him to be successful. But in the meantime we are talking to a few other drivers because we need to sort out our pairing for ’25, ’26 and ’27,” said the Englishman.

“It would be a great opportunity for Mick”

Sargeant is contesting his second Formula 1 season; he only scored a point last year at the Grand Prix in Austin. His teammate Alex Albon recently signed a multi-year contract.

Should Williams part ways with Sargeant prematurely, Mick Schumacher’s return would also be conceivable. “He would be available immediately and wants to show that he belongs here. It would be a great opportunity for Mick,” said Sky expert Timo Glock.

Schumacher lost his Haas cockpit to Nico Hülkenberg at the end of 2022 after two years. Since then he has been Mercedes’ reserve driver. This season, the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher is also active in Alpine’s endurance project. The connection between Mercedes and Williams is close, as the British get engines from the German carmaker. Vowles was also formerly chief strategist under Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

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