F1 rookie Logan Sargeant suffers horror crash in sprint qualifying ahead of Azerbaijan GP | The Sun
FORMULA ONE rookie Logan Sargeant has withdrawn from today's Azerbaijan Sprint Shootout due to damage sustained to his car in qualifying.
The 22-year-old was left unscathed after crashing his car during qualifying for the Sprint Shootout this morning.
He collided with the barriers at turn 15 of the Baku City Circuit, causing significant damage to his Williams.
The SQ2 session was cut short by a red flag as a result, with Sargeant, Kevin Magnussen, Esteban Ocon, Nico Hulkenberg and Oscar Piastri all subsequently eliminated from the qualifying session before the final round.
The crash completely destroyed the rear of Sargeant's car, leaving the Williams mechanics with too much to do before this afternoon's Sprint Shootout.
The American rookie, who qualified in 15th, had to withdraw as a result.
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A Twitter statement from Williams Racing read: "Logan’s car will not run in the #F1Sprint this afternoon despite the best efforts of the team.
"After receiving the FW45 back following the shootout, we worked flat-out on the car but there is not enough time to complete the repair. Subsequently we have withdrawn Logan from the Sprint.
"Gutted for Logan who has shown great pace with two Q2 appearances this weekend."
Sargeant's crash caused huge implications for several drivers on the grid, including AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda.
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The Japanese star was just a few meters shy of the finish line when the red flags were waved, meaning his lap time did not count.
After the incident, Tsunoda was left fuming when discovering his huge effort counted for nothing.
He screamed: "No! Are you f****** kidding me?"
Sargeant appeared to walk away from the dangerous crash unscathed.
He expressed his frustration with Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, who were travelling slowly just ahead of him.
The rookie implied that both drivers had an impact on his line of vision.
Leclerc went on to qualify in pole position for the shootout despite a late crash in SQ3.
Red Bull's Sergio Perez came in just behind, with championship leader Max Verstappen qualifying in third.
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