Carlin: “It’s a dream come true” after Carlin driver Sargeant moves up to Formula 1

Carlin: “It’s a dream come true” after Carlin driver Sargeant moves up to Formula 1

Carlin Team Principal Trevor Carlin said “It’s a dream come true” after his driver Logan Sargeant steps up to Formula 1 with Williams in 2023.

Carlin snatched second place in the Teams’ championship after a hard fought battle with ART over the season during the final round in Abu Dhabi.

The 59-year-old is delighted to see his driver Sargeant get promoted to Formula 1 and become another F1 driver that Carlin nurtured throughout their junior career.

He said: “It’s a dream come true really because we expected Logan to do two years in F2 and be ready for F1 in 12 months time but he adapted so quickly to Formula 2.

“Even at the test last year here we saw he was fast and once he understood how the tyres worked he was just on it. 

“He had a little bit of bad luck in the second half of the year, some of it his own fault and some of it not but he deserves his place and he just needs a couple of years now in F1 to settle down and get used to it.

Carlin said that both current drivers, Sargeant and Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson are good enough to race in Formula 1.

“It’s a new world but he’s ready for it and so is Liam actually it’s just a shame the opportunity’s not there. If he keeps working hard it could come but he’s good enough for F1, they both are.”

The Briton explained the feeling of seeing a Carlin driver make the step up to Formula 1: “Over the moon and the great thing is, Logan’s another protégé of our F4, F3, F2 teams and that’s what really gives us pride because we’ve taken them through the whole journey.

“So I wish him well, it’s a shame we lose them but we can watch them every Sunday afternoon on tv so it works out well.”

The Carlin team enjoyed a successful weekend taking their sixth win of their season through Lawson in the Sprint Race.

The Team Principal of the team is pleased with his outfits success in Abu Dhabi.

We’ve had a good weekend really, I wish that race had gone on another lap so maybe we could’ve got second or even fought for the win. 

“Great weekend but the guys, got us back up to P2 in the Teams’ championship and secured Logan a Super Licence. So I’m chuffed to bits, the team have done brilliant job this year and it’s a shame it’s over in a way.”

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