Williams F1 workforce confirms Plan B if Logan Sargeant fails to satisfy F1 standards for 2023

Williams has admitted it could must revert to a ‘plan B’ for its 2022 driver line-up.

The British workforce stated in Austin, Texas, that Nicholas Latifi would get replaced subsequent yr by American Formulation 2 driver Logan Sargeant, however provided that he will get a brilliant license.

That seems doubtless, particularly because the 21-year-old is at present third general in F2 and scheduled to do two extra free follow classes for Williams earlier than the top of the F1 season – in Mexico and Abu Dhabi.

“We wish him to spend as a lot time within the automobile as doable, which is why we gave him these three follow classes,” stated Williams workforce boss Jost Capito.

“That additionally provides him additional tremendous license factors, which by no means hurts.”

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Logan Sargeant

The backup plan

But when Sargeant falls brief, Capito has a backup plan.

“There shall be different drivers who do not get a contract,” he’s quoted by the Dutch publication Formule 1.

“There are superb drivers who’ve a brilliant license, in order that shall be superb.”

He didn’t present any names, however Mick Schumacher is struggling to hold onto his Haas seat. Williams incumbent Latifi, nevertheless, doesn’t look like within the operating.

The Canadian responded to rumours in Mexico {that a} sabbatical or a transfer to Indycar are his doubtless choices.

“Like I stated in Austin final week, it is all simply rumours,” stated Latifi.

“I have been exploring choices, and Indycar is a collection I am contemplating, however I’ve not selected something but.

“On the identical time, if there’s not an choice on the desk that I really feel is the correct one for subsequent yr, then I am not essentially ruling out taking a yr to place one thing higher collectively for the next one.”

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