Last Wednesday (25), after the disqualification of Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) due to technical infractions committed during the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Logan Sargeant obtained 10th position and managed to win his first point in Formula 1.
The score marks a historic podium as Logan Sargeant was the first American driver to achieve the score since Michael Andretti in 1993, when he competed in the Italian Grand Prix. After that date, until then, the athletes had not managed to be present in the top 10 of the matches.
“It’s incredible to score my first point at home, especially after the challenging weekend I’ve had. I am very proud of the team and myself for the hard work and progress we have made this season,” Logan Sargeant shared on social media.
The driver continued: “We worked hard overnight to find a positive direction for the car and we succeeded. We couldn’t change much, but we worked on the systems, using the tools on my steering wheel to help steer the car in the right direction.”
In light of the change, international vehicles such as CNN and The Athletic praised the presence and performance that the American had in his last race, affirming his improvement since the Qatar Grand Prix, which took place in October this year. “I think he doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves. There is a lot of speed and talent in Logan,” said journalist Alex Albon.