Logan Sargeant to make Williams FP1 debut at F1 US GP

The FIA Components 2 driver, who at present sits third within the standings with Carlin, will participate within the apply session on the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, on 21 October. 

Sargeant joined the Williams Academy in October, with the information confirmed eventually yr’s US GP, earlier than collaborating within the F1 post-season take a look at in Abu Dhabi simply over every week later. 

Sargeant will take over Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the 60-minute session, fulfilling Williams’ second mandated rookie FP1 session for the yr after Nyck de Vries drove for the crew in Barcelona. 

He’ll turn into the primary American since Alexander Rossi in 2015 to participate in an F1 session.  

Sargeant stated: “I’m tremendous excited to be given this chance to drive my first Free Follow in Austin. To be given the prospect on the US Grand Prix is one thing extraordinarily particular to me.  

“An enormous thanks to Williams for placing the belief and perception in me to do an excellent job. The purpose for me will probably be to be taught as a lot as attainable within the new era of automobiles.  

“I’m trying ahead to benefiting from this expertise and actually having fun with it.” 

Logan Sargeant, Williams FW43B

Logan Sargeant, Williams FW43B

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Pictures

Sven Smeets, Sporting Director, added: “Logan has demonstrated an incredible stage of means and maturity up to now this season by his accomplishments each on and off the monitor.  

“He’s delivered race successful performances in Components 2 matched by his exhausting work throughout simulator classes.  

“It felt solely proper to reward these achievements with the chance for him to participate in a Free Follow session at Austin.  

“We’re trying ahead to seeing him get behind the wheel of the FW44 and seeing how his efficiency and suggestions assist the crew’s preparations for the race in Austin.” 

It was lately introduced hat fellow F2 driver Liam Lawson will make his FP1 debut on the Belgian Grand Prix for AlphaTauri, whereas Juri Vips drove for Purple Bull in FP1 on the Spanish Grand Prix. 

Alfa Romeo are nonetheless within the technique of discovering a slot to run Academy driver Theo Pourchaire, with boss Fred Vasseur saying he doesn’t need Pourchaire to double up in F2 and F1 on the identical weekend, preferring him to deal with one or the opposite. 

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