American Sargeant to make F1 debut with Williams at U.S. Grand Prix

Williams academy driver Logan Sargeant is about to change into the primary American in seven years to characteristic in a Method One race weekend when he participates within the first observe session at the USA Grand Prix in October.

Sargeant will take over Williams driver Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the 60-minute session on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the crew stated in an announcement on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Florida native, at present competing in his first season of Method Two, is in line to change into the primary American since Alexander Rossi in 2015 to participate in an F1 grand prix weekend.

“I’m tremendous excited to be given this chance to drive my first free observe in Austin,” Sargeant stated. “To be given the prospect on the U.S. Grand Prix is one thing extraordinarily particular to me.

“A large thanks to Williams for placing the belief and perception in me to do a great job. The objective for me might be to study as a lot as attainable within the new era of vehicles.

“I’m wanting ahead to taking advantage of this expertise and actually having fun with it.”

Sargeant has made a formidable begin to his rookie season in Method Two with Carlin, notching two characteristic race wins together with two podiums to sit down third within the standings.

He grew to become the primary American to win a race within the rebranded Method Two sequence when he triumphed at Silverstone in Could. Rossi, who now drives in IndyCar, gained in Abu Dhabi in 2013 in what was then the GP2 sequence.

Sergeant received his first style of Method One equipment when he took half in a younger driver take a look at with Williams in Abu Dhabi final December.

All F1 groups should run a driver with restricted F1 expertise in no less than two Friday first observe classes this season.

Williams, final within the championship, handed one slot to Mercedes’ Dutch reserve Nyck de Vries on the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona in Could.

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