With Imola being canceled, it meant that Formula One had a run of street circuits, however, this weekend in Spain the series returns to a permanent race track. It will be a familiar one to drivers as well with it frequently being used for testing and filming days, something Logan Sargeant is happy about:
“Yeah, it’s nice! I’ve had a lot of fun with it, to be honest, on the street tracks, but happy to get getting back to the tracks I know. I think it just makes my life a little bit easier. Not much, but a little bit and yeah, I think as a team, it’s going to be a bit of a tricky weekend, probably but we’ll do our best to get the most out of it.”
After being super cautious around the streets of Monaco, Sargent is looking forward to being able to push a little harder with the freedom of run-off area should something goes wrong:
“Yeah, I think it just gives me the freedom to push a little bit harder, a little bit sooner, and just find where I need to be heading into Saturday a little bit quicker. I think it gives me the freedom to push a little bit harder.”
This weekend also sees changes in the layout for the final two corners and Sargeant has been testing it out on the simulator in preparation for this weekend:
“Well, I love this track, I’ve been here many, many times in the past, and it’s treated me extremely well. As you said, poles, wins, and whatnot – and we’ll try to continue the good run of form here but yeah, the last two corners look pretty intense, pretty epic. I think it adds a bit of a twist. I think you’ll start to see both axles deg, rather than just one. So yeah, you’re going to have to manage a lot more in the race, I think, with the more high-speed corners.”
The final two corners being changed will allow the drivers to take the end of the lap flat out, something that will more than likely happen in qualifying. Sargeant is optimistic with a very direct, “I hope so” response to being asked if he would be able to take it flat out.