Formula 2 and Williams Academy driver Logan Sargeant will get his first opportunity in an official F1 session in October when he drives for the Grove-based team in FP1 at his home event in Austin. He'll take the seat of Nicholas Latifi.
FP1 on Home Soil! 🇺🇸 🚨— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) August 2, 2022
Williams Academy and multiple FIA @Formula2 race winner @LoganSargeant will drive the FW44 on home turf during the first Free Practice session of the 2022 United States Grand Prix!#WeAreWilliams pic.twitter.com/rmQx0Uz7iy
It’s the second of two mandatory sessions where a team has to run a rookie driver during FP1. Nyck de Vries drove for Williams in opening practice at Barcelona back in May.
Sargeant has an impressive CV in the junior categories below Formula One.
He finished 3rd in the Formula 3 championship in 2020 as he narrowly missed out on the title to Prema teammate Oscar Piastri. Feature race wins at Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring in Formula 2 this year sees him sit P3 in the standings behind Felipe Drugovich and Theo Pourchaire.
Logan Sargeant: “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.”
Sven Smeets, Sporting Director: “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 seeing how his performance and feedback help the team’s preparations for the race in Austin.”