Logan Sargeant to make FP1 debut with Williams in Austin
Williams Academy driver and double FIA Formulation two race winner Logan Sargeant will make his Formulation one FP1 debut for Williams at the United States Grand Prix in Oct.
The American driver will choose in excess of Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the sixty-moment session FW44 on household turf in the course of the initial Cost-free Follow session of the Formulation one Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on Friday 21 Oct.
Sargeant presently sits 3rd in the FIA F2 standings with 119 factors scored so significantly this period, sixty one factors adrift of runaway chief Felipe Drugovich. Subsequent an amazing begin to his initial comprehensive period in Formulation two, he scored his initial podium complete in the dash race at Barcelona with a 3rd location prior to ending next in the Baku characteristic race. He could elevate the bar at the future function by profitable the characteristic race at Silverstone prior to accomplishing the exact same just a 7 days afterwards at the Pink Bull Ring.
The Florida indigenous earlier raced in the FIA F3 championship from 2019 right up until 2021, ending the 2020 period in the 3rd location in the over-all standings by only 4 factors shy of winner Oscar Piastri.
Sargeant commented: “I’m tremendous energized to be presented this option to push my initial Cost-free Follow in Austin. To be presented the possibility at the US Grand Prix is a thing exceptionally distinctive to me.
„A large thank you to Williams for placing the have confidence in and perception in me to do a great occupation. The target for me will be to find out as substantially as probable in the new technology of autos. I’m searching ahead to earning the most of this knowledge and truly taking pleasure in it.”
What an honor it is to affirm that I will be becoming a member of @WilliamsRacing as section of their driver academy. I am exceptionally grateful for the option and the religion they’ve set in me. A large thank you to @Infinity_ISM for all of their enable. I just can’t hold out to get began. pic.twitter.com/DvyCOfDb9G
— Logan Sargeant (@LoganSargeant) Oct 22, 2021
The Grove primarily based crew stated that Sargeant will be tasked „with aiding the team’s preparations for the weekend.”
Williams Sporting Director Sven Smeets commented: “Logan has shown a wonderful degree of skill and maturity so significantly this period by his achievements the two on and off the observe. He’s sent race profitable performances in Formulation two matched by his tricky get the job done in the course of simulator classes.
„It felt only correct to reward these achievements with the option for him to choose section in a Cost-free Follow session at Austin. We’re searching ahead to viewing him get driving the wheel of the FW44 and viewing how his functionality and feed-back enable the team’s preparations for the race in Austin,” Smeets concluded.
In advance of the Hungarian Grand Prix, AlphaTauri verified that Liam Lawson will make his FP1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix. Alfa Romeo will also give an F2 driver the possibility to push on a grand prix weekend with Theo Pourchaire established to make his FP1 debut afterwards on in the period.