Sargeant will start the Saudi Arabian GP from 20th and last place after failing to set a lap time in Q1 following a series of incidents.
The American put in a solid first moto, but his time was taken away because he had put his left front wheel over the white line as he drove past the pit entrance.
In his second moto, he spun spectacularly at turn 22 at high speed, from which he was lucky to escape without damage after coming to a stop before the wall.
He then made another mistake at Turn 1 at the start of his final lap, and after hitting the wall with his left-back, parked a few corners later.
Sargeant failed to set a representative time and had to rely on the stewards’ discretion to be allowed to start Sunday’s race.
“A little error of a few centimeters and then within a few minutes it turned into a bit of an unfortunate session,” Robson said.
“I think that’s how it goes. It’s very easy for that to happen. This is experience, you have to stay a bit calmer in this situation and make the next chances work for you.
“I think that’s what it’s like to be a rookie when he’s playing with such thin margins.”
Logan Sargeant, Williams Racing
Photo by: Williams
Sargeant admitted to some frustration after his initial time was dropped.
“I guess I just put my front left on the painted line at the pit entrance,” he said when asked by Autosport about the incident.
“It’s frustrating because there’s been no track limit checks all weekend, and then we have no benchmarks for qualifying and I’m doing what I’ve been doing all weekend. -end and it’s removed.
“But it’s always my fault. I still had two laps to go, that wasn’t the case, so obviously I’m disappointed in myself for that.
“The team gave me a great car, we had a lot of speed to be honest. And yes, it’s disappointing not to have had a good lap for them and to advance in qualifying.”
However, he denied that the deleted time put extra pressure on him for the round when he spun.
“Not the second round,” he said. “I was on another big tour. I was over myself and probably pushing a little too much into turn 22. And once I turned there, I lost feel on the brake pedal.
“So I obviously slammed the brakes there and I don’t know if that affected me on the next lap, but it’s just frustrating. And I feel bad for the team because we deserved a lot more today. today.
When asked if he’s overworked as the need for a clean ride becomes more urgent, he replied, “Yeah, that’s definitely changing. Maybe something I need to do better, it kind of changes the emotion. Just a little frustrating.
“It’s like I just did a great trick, you take it off, and now I have to start over and take it off for nothing.”
“Maybe it’s something I can improve on. Something to watch for sure. But like I said, I didn’t feel the pressure for the second round. I was on another good lap and just made a small mistake.
Meanwhile, Sargeant’s Williams team-mate Alex Albon qualified 17th and admitted the FW45 was difficult to ride in qualifying, as Sargeant had discovered.
He was also the first driver to encounter the spinning Sargeant at turn 22.
“It was no problem,” Albon said. “I mean, I’ve jumped on my knees before because I’ve had a snap like him before but earlier in the lap. I think a bit of wind picked up during the race. It’s lots of question marks.
“We were fast in every outing, with the exception of qualifying. So all is well, the car feels really good. In Bahrain, the car came to us with the dark, low track temperatures and all that kind of stuff.
“Today it’s the opposite, it’s moving away from us. I think I did the same lap time as in FP3 and with the fuel loads and engine modes there’s a lot of time in there.
“So it’s a bit of a head scratcher. Personally, it wasn’t a great job. But it’s difficult when the grip is not there and there are a lot of snaps and a lot of moments during the laps. So frustrating.”