Sargeant to get second Williams F1 seat if he positive factors FIA superlicence

Components 2 driver Sargeant made his F1 race weekend debut in opening follow for the USA Grand Prix on Friday in Austin, ending nineteenth for Williams.

It helped Sargeant choose up a further level in direction of his FIA superlicence, with additional outings deliberate in Mexico and Abu Dhabi this season.

Ought to he take pleasure in clear periods in Mexico and Abu Dhabi, Sargeant may rise up to 30 factors that may imply he may end as little as sixth within the F2 standings and nonetheless achieve a superlicence.

Williams F1 boss Jost Capito has now confirmed that if Sargeant will get a superlicence, he’ll race alongside Alex Albon in 2023.

“We really feel he’s able to race,” mentioned Capito in Saturday’s FIA press convention.

“Below the situation that he has sufficient superlicence factors, he will likely be our second driver subsequent yr.”

Sargeant would develop into the primary full-time American driver in Components 1 since Scott Velocity raced for Toro Rosso again in 2007. Alexander Rossi made 5 appearances for Marussia in direction of the tip of the 2015 season, however was by no means a full-time driver.

Sargeant at present sits third on 135 factors, however is simply 12 factors away from Liam Lawson who’s in seventh place, making the Abu Dhabi F2 finale essential to his F1 possibilities.

The staff was joyful together with his efficiency in FP1 on Friday in Austin, the place he accomplished the 100km required to realize the additional superlicence level. He may also participate within the post-season take a look at in Abu Dhabi.

“Logan confirmed a excessive degree of understanding throughout his FP1 debut in Austin and supplied helpful suggestions to assist in the staff’s preparations for the remainder of the weekend,” mentioned Williams sporting director Sven Smeets.

“We’re offering Logan additional alternatives in Mexico and Abu Dhabi to combine himself with the staff trackside in each Free Follow periods and the Younger Driver Check as we work arduous to assist Logan in his efforts in direction of incomes the FIA Tremendous Licence.

“It’s nice that as a staff we will present invaluable time for Logan to get behind the wheel of the FW44 to proceed his growth as a Williams Academy Driver and harness his skills.

“We’re trying ahead to seeing how Logan progresses this season and finishes out his final race of the season in Components 2.”

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