Formula 1 Drive in Austin for Sargeant is ‘Extremely Special’ 

Formula 1 Drive in Austin for Sargeant is ‘Extremely Special’ 

FIA Formula 2 driver, Logan Sargeant, is set to make his debut in a Formula 1 car for Williams on home soil, at the United States Grand Prix in October. 

The Carlin driver, who’s a part of the Williams Driver Academy, will be the first American to feature in F1 since 2015. 

The 21 year old Floridian will jump into Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the Free Practice 1 session, which fulfils the second mandatory young driver session this season for the Grove based team.

This season, Sargeant’s won both the Silverstone and Spielberg Feature Races, and secured a third and second place in Catalunya and Baku. He stands third in the Drivers’ Championship, as Formula 2 heads into the summer break.

“I’m super excited to be given this opportunity to drive my first Free Practice in Austin.

“To be given the chance at the US Grand Prix is something extremely special to me.

“A massive thank you to Williams for putting the trust and belief in me to do a good job. The goal for me will be to learn as much as possible in the new generation of cars.

“I’m looking forward to making the most of this experience and really enjoying it.”

No doubt there will be plenty of home support from the American fans, who are a proud sporting nation.

Williams Sporting Director, Sven Smeets, stated: 

“Logan has demonstrated a great level of ability and maturity so far this season through his accomplishments both on and off the track.

“He’s delivered race winning performances in Formula 2 matched by his hard work during simulator sessions.

“It felt only right to reward these achievements with the opportunity for him to take part in a Free Practice session at Austin.

“We’re looking forward to seeing him get behind the wheel of the FW44 and how his performance and feedback help the team’s preparations for the race in Austin.”

The Free Practice session featuring Sargeant, will be at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, on Friday 21 October 2022. 

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Formula 1 Drive in Austin for Sargeant is ‘Extremely Special’