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Juan Pablo Montoya believes Logan Sargeant will not be on the grid in 2025

Current F1 driver receives brutal advice: 'Look outside of Formula 1'

19 June at 16:00
Last update 19 June at 16:05
  • Toby Nixon

Seven time Formula 1 race winner Juan Pablo Montoya believes that Logan Sargeant 'already knows' he won't be on the grid in 2025. The Colombian has encouraged him to look at other options in different disciplines. The American continues to struggle at a Williams team that's openly admitted they are searching for replacements. The American crashed out of the Canadian Grand Prix after a dismal weekend. Would the American perform better without as much pressure on his back? Montoya thinks so. 

Logan Sargeant has struggled throughout his Williams tenure. The young American graduated to F1 from Formula 2 in 2023. Since then, Sargeant has scored just one point throughout his whole career. His teammate, former Red Bull Junior Alex Albon, has excelled at Williams. The Thai driver single-handedly helped them to seventh in the constructors title in 2023, scoring 27 points to Sargeant's one. This season, Sargeant is yet to score a point. Former McLaren and Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya believes that Sargeant is already aware he's lost his seat due to his poor performance. 

Sargeant 'will no longer fight' for his seat, says Montoya

"He already knows, although they haven't officially told him yet that he will no longer stay with the team. Logan will relax a lot more, he will no longer fight for that seat." Montoya, who also won the illustrious Indy 500 twice, continued. "If I were him, I would first talk to everyone to see whether there is interest from another team, but I would also start looking at IndyCar, WEC and other options for next year," explained Montoya. 

Although Sargeant has had a tough time in F1, the Florida native enjoyed a decorated junior career. Sargeant finished fourth in F2 in 2022 and won two races. "He's had a tough time and it's difficult. If you look at his performance in F3 and F2, he was very good. It's sad because if you ask Albon, he will say Sargeant is very fast, he does very well, but he makes a lot of stupid mistakes," concluded the Colombian. Logan Sargeant replaced Nicholas Latifi at Williams. Like Sargeant, Latifi had a great junior career but was mediocre at best in F1. As team boss James Vowles searches for Albon's partner, Sargeant may be searching for other options in different disciplines for 2025.