Logan Sargeant believes his experience mixed with his team’s will to win can create a race-winning combination at Charouz Racing System in Formula 3 this season, as he looks to push on from a solid opening round in Barcelona.

Charouz never finished higher than eighth in 2020, but Sargeant managed to get his machine into the top 10 in four out of five sessions, displaying the experience gained from a title challenge with PREMA Racing last season.

Praising the work of his team so far, Sargeant asserted that there’s still plenty to be done ahead of Round 2 at Le Castellet.

“The potential is there, but we have a few things that we need to work out,” said Sargeant. “Between me understanding the team better and the team understanding what I need better, we will get there, and we will get better throughout the year.

“I think that we have definitely taken a step forward, which is why I am here. I’m here to help as much as I can, but we still have a long way go.

Sargeant featured in the top 10 in four of the five sessions

“I do feel my experience has helped a little up to this point, but as I said, the potential is there, we just need to fix a few things, which we will. We should be better in the following rounds.”

Sargeant was a late addition to the F3 field, only joining Charouz on the Tuesday before Round 1. Switching from reigning champions PREMA, the American says his expectations have had to shift from the 2020 campaign, but he’s still targeting wins and podiums with the Czech outfit.

“We are not too far away,” continued Sargeant. “Yes, the expectations do have to be slightly different, but me and the team pushing, and I know they are very motivated. I think we can do pretty decently well this year and hopefully win a few races.

“Now, we will go and do the normal simulator work and I will also go back through my previous notes, which will help. I think going to tracks that people haven’t done a million laps on before will help me as well. I will be able to use my experience and my knowledge and push the car further up the order.”