Logan Sargeant Officially Races for Williams Racing in F1 2023

Racing team Williams Racing have confirmed American driver Logan Sargeant will race for his team in the Forumla 1 (F1) championship in the 2023 season.

The 21-year-old racer secured enough points in the final Formula 2 (F2) race in Abu Dhabi, earning him a Super License and the right to move up to F1.

In his career in F2 season 2022, he was also named rookie of the year after finishing the F2 season with the Carlin team in fourth place in the standings with 148 points.

« It is a great honor and a dream come true to be given the opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing, » said Sargeant in an official team statement, Tuesday (22/11).

« A big thank you to everyone at Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support they have given me from day one I joined the team at the 2021 United States Grand Prix, » he added.

Sargeant is not a foreign name for the Williams team, he is a student from the Williams Driver Academy and has joined since 2021.

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By joining Sargeant in F1, the Florida-born racer will become the first American racer to compete in F1 since Alexander Rossi in 2015.

« Being part of the Williams Driver Academy over the past year has provided me with an important foundation to grow as a driver and prepare me for the next chapter, » said Sargeant.

« I am ready and excited to be a part of this journey, » he said.

Principal Williams, Jost Capito, welcomed Sargeant’s presence in the team. He considered that the United States racer had shown good development with the Williams Driver Academy, he also hoped that Sargeant could return to appear competitive in F1.

« Since joining the Williams Driver Academy in late 2021, Logan has been able to fully integrate with the team at Grove while in the simulator, most recently, he has also performed well on track during four free practice sessions, » said Capito.

« He has had a great rookie season in F2 and we are very excited to see how he moves to Formula 1, we are here to support him in that adventure. »

As for F1, Sargeant will replace Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi whose contract was not extended by Williams Racing. Later, Sargeant will team up with Alexander Albon at Williams Racing for the 2023 F1 season. (Williams Racing/OL-5)