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F1 News: Mick Schumacher Pinned As "Obvious" Replacement For Logan Sargeant

Mick Schumacher has been pinned as the "obvious contender" to replace Logan Sargeant at Williams should he not be able to improve his performance.

F1 reporter Lawrence Barretto believes that Mick Schumacher is the obvious choice as a replacement for Logan Sargeant at Williams, should the American driver not be able to find significant improvements in his performance in the second half of the season. 

Schumacher is currently a reserve driver for Mercedes after losing his seat with Haas at the end of the 2022 season. 

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Sargeant joined Williams replacing Nicholas Latifi and is currently halfway through his rookie season. Unfortunately, Sargeant the new addition to the Williams team has struggled to put any points on the board in the drivers' standings. Sargeant's teammate, experienced driver Alex Albon, has managed to find some good pace in the FW45 and has earned eleven points for the team.

During a recent article for the Formula One website, Barretto has explained that Schumacher is the "obvious contender" to replace Sargeant on the team should his seat become under threat. Barretto commented:

“The British team, who sit seventh in the standings, already have highly-rated Alex Albon tied up for 2024.

“On the other side of the garage, rookie Logan Sargeant has had a solid but unspectacular start to life in Formula 1, and knows he needs to up his game to stick around for another season.

“Williams have thrown their collective arm around the American’s shoulders and tried to keep the pressure off him in a bid to help him find a rhythm. They are backing him to succeed and earn a second campaign in blue – but he needs to not only find consistency but also close the gap to Albon, particularly in qualifying, and get himself on the scoreboard.

“If he doesn’t, his seat is under threat. Mick Schumacher would be an obvious contender, having briefly had talks with the team last year and having kept his hand in through his Mercedes reserve role, where he has earned public praise for his efforts from [Lewis] Hamilton and [George] Russell.”