Williams announce Logan Sargeant as F1 2023 racer
Williams have formally verified that Logan Sargeant will contend for the Grove-dependent outfit in the 2023 F1 year, finishing their driver line-up together with Thai driver Alexander Albon.
Williams Workforce Principal Jost Capito indicated previously that Logan Sargeant is in the operate for a race seat with the British outfir for 2023, though it depended on regardless of whether the American could protected the bare minimum of forty details on his F1 tremendous licence. The Florida-born driver secured fourth in the F2 standings subsequent very last weekend’s Abu Dhabi year finale, which implies that he is permitted to race for Williams in 2023.
Sargeant initially competed on European terrain in 2017, racing in the F4 British Championship and the Formulation Renault Eurocup. The subsequent year observed him go on to race in these sequence in advance of generating the leap into the FIA F3 Championship for the 2019 year. In 2020, he confirmed a excellent general performance in the closing phases of that year’s F3 year to protected 3rd area in the closing standings.
Though he concluded only seventh in the 2021 F3 year, he produced the leap into Formulation two this calendar year in which he managed to snatch two race victories. The 21-calendar year-previous driver will be the initially American to race in F1 considering that Alexander Rossi in 2015.
Welcome to @F1, @LoganSargeant 👋We are delighted to validate that Logan will travel for the group in 2023! 🤩#WeAreWilliams pic.twitter.com/ZGKOB5jGvy
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) November 21, 2022
“It’s a large honour and a desire appear real to be presented this prospect to contend in Formulation one with Williams Racing,” commented Sargeant in the team’s announcement.
“A significant thank you to just about every human being at Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sporting activities (Williams’ proprietors) for the guidance they have presented me considering that the working day I initially joined the group at the 2021 United States Grand Prix.
“Being a portion of the Williams Driver Academy for the earlier calendar year has presented me an crucial system to acquire as a driver and get ready me for this following chapter. I’m prepared and energized to be a portion of this journey as the group seem to development up the grid.”
Capito, the Williams CEO and group principal, claimed: “We are delighted to formally announce Logan as our driver for following calendar year following qualifying for a Tremendous Licence subsequent the closing F2 celebration of the year in Abu Dhabi. Logan completes our enjoyable driver line-up for 2023 together with Alex.
“Since becoming a member of our Driver Academy at the close of 2021, Logan has been in a position to absolutely combine with the group at Grove whilst on the simulator and extra lately at keep track of throughout the 4 no cost follow periods he has participated in.
“He has experienced a sturdy rookie year in Formulation two and we are energized to check out him make the action up in Formulation one. We are below to guidance that journey with him.”