Both Williams drivers have been cleared by Formula 1’s medical team after suffering from the stifling heat present during the Qatar Grand Prix.
The gruelling humidity the drivers were exposed to on Sunday evening at the Lusail circuit witnessed several struggle inside the cockpits of their cars across the 57-lap encounter.
Sargeant, who was already nursing illness in the lead-up to the race, was one of the worst impacted, prompting Williams Team Principal James Vowles to invite him to retire early.
After initially insisting he would continue, Sargeant pulled into the garage at the end of Lap 42.
“Following Logan’s retirement from the Grand Prix, he has been assessed and cleared by the medical team on-site after suffering from intense dehydration during the race weakened by having flu-like symptoms earlier in the week,” Williams noted in a statement.
Meanwhile, team-mate Alex Albon also required a trip to the medical centre, having encountered trouble climbing out of his car in parc ferme, necessitating his mechanics to step in.
“Alex was taken to the medical centre to be treated for acute heat exposure. He has now been assessed and cleared by the medical team,” Williams added.