Williams give Logan Sargeant an opportunity to indicate his Formulation 1 credentials in Austin

Logan Sargeant may have a chance to indicate he’s a Formulation 1 driver of the longer term when he takes half in FP1 for Williams at the USA Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old from Florida will full the necessary rookie driver requirement for Williams. That contains two totally different inexperienced drivers participating in an FP1 session apiece for every workforce in the course of the 2022 season.

Williams have already run Nyck de Vries on the Spanish Grand Prix and it will likely be Sargeant’s flip in Austin on October 21 when he takes the wheel of Nicholas Latifi’s automotive.

Sargeant, a Williams Academy driver, is competing in his first full Formulation 2 marketing campaign and has made a robust impression, profitable races at Silverstone and the Purple Bull Ring.

He sits third within the standings after a much less productive weekend in Hungary final outing, however has thrust himself into competition for a possible elevation to F1 subsequent 12 months if Williams determine to switch the struggling Latifi.

By taking part in FP1 on the Circuit of The Americas, Sargeant is in line to grow to be the primary American to characteristic throughout a grand prix weekend since Alexander Rossi in 2015 – until a compatriot beats him to that honour within the meantime.

“I’m super-excited to be given this chance to drive my first free apply in Austin,” mentioned Sargeant. “To be given the prospect on the US 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 superb job. The objective for me will probably be to be taught as a lot as attainable within the new era of automobiles.

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

It won’t be Sargeant’s first time in an F1 automotive for he took half within the ‘younger driver take a look at’ for Williams at Yas Marina final December.

Williams sporting director Sven Smeets mentioned: “Logan has demonstrated a terrific degree of capacity and maturity thus far this season by his accomplishments each on and off the monitor.

“He’s delivered race-winning performances in Formulation 2, matched by his laborious work throughout simulator classes.

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

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

 

 

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