James Vowles will do everything to sign Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sain's future is still not fixed but two options seem to be emerging: Williams and Sauber/Audi. To attract the Spanish pilot to his ranks, James Vowles does not hesitate to throw him a few flowers...

Published on 08/06/2024 à 16:17

Yannis Duval

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James Vowles will do everything to sign Carlos Sainz

Sainz/Vowles, a game of seduction. ©DPPI

While Williams recently extended Alexander albon for several seasons, the second seat of the Grove team still remains vacant for next year. The contract of Logan sargeant ends at the end of the season and an extension does not seem, for the moment, to be envisaged.

During the weekend in Montreal, James Vowles, Williams team principal, took the floor to discuss his future driver duo. And the Briton emphasized it: there are only very few options available to him for 2025 when analyzing the market. “ We have a shortlist of two drivers, it's as simple as that, Vowles explains. We've been very open in analyzing who's at the top of our list. »

Objective Carlos Sainz

James Vowles makes no secret of it, the head of this list is none other than Carlos Sainz and he intends to attract him into his ranks. The Spanish pilot, however, stated that he would take the time he needed to make his choice. In the meantime, it's time for seduction in the Williams clan.

“Carlos is an incredible driver, he is a Grand Prix winning driver, underlines the British engineer. He is the one who, last year, more than all the others, achieved it (the only pilot outside Red Bull to have won a Grand Prix, Editor's note). But it's up to him to choose where he wants to go.  It is clear that there are two options for him and we are one of them (the others are Sauber/Audi). Personally, I think we are the right option, but the choice is his, of course. »

Sargeant in the event of failure in the Sainz file?

The second name on this list was not communicated by James Vowles but it could well be that of Logan Sargeant. Indeed, the main Williams team highlights clear progress in its young driver, even if this is still insufficient to keep his seat at the moment.

“There is no doubt that he (Logan Sargeant, Editor’s note) took a step forward, it's actually very similar to Oscar piastri, in its second year in F1. We can see now that confidence is starting to build through this and there is also performance. He continually evolves as a person, as I hoped he would under these circumstances. Is it where I set the goal? That's the big question. We really need more from him to be able to save his seat. »

Is Logan Sargeant the second driver on this shortlist or is James Vowles in contact with another free driver next year, or not necessarily? Difficult to answer this question but one thing is certain, the Englishman will do everything to ensure that Carlos Sainz joins Grove next year.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

08/06/2024 at 08:04 a.m.

Drawing a parallel between Piastri and Sargeant, rather daring!! The two do not play in the same galaxy...

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