Logan Sargeant: US driver lands Williams F1 seat for 2023 after receiving super license

Logan Sargeant claims fourth place in Formula 2 championship to clinch super rights and Formula 1 drive; American 21-year-old will partner Alex Albon at Williams next season and complete the 2023 race

Last updated: 20/11/22 11:01

Logan Sargeant finished fifth in the final race of the 2022 F2 race to secure his Super Certificate, which guarantees he will drive for Williams in Formula 1 next season.

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Logan Sargeant finished fifth in the final race of the 2022 F2 race to secure his Super Certificate, which guarantees he will drive for Williams in Formula 1 next season.

Logan Sargeant finished fifth in the final race of the 2022 F2 race to secure his Super Certificate, which guarantees he will drive for Williams in Formula 1 next season.

Logan Sargeant has secured his Formula 1 seat with Williams for 2023 after earning a super license after the final round of the Formula 2 season.

Sargeant, the 21-year-old American, was revealed as Williams’ preferred replacement for Nicholas Latifi at the US GP last month, but the move was dependent on him gaining enough Super License points.

By finishing fifth in the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi, Sargeant finished fourth in the championship – enough to take him over the 40-point requirement.

Sargeant, a junior Williams driver who has taken part in several F1 practices this season, will join Alex Albon at Grove next year, becoming the first American driver on the grid since Alexander Rossi in 2015.

It fills the entire 2023 F1 system after Haas confirmed Nico Hulkenberg last week.

Williams Racing team principal Jost Capito believes Logan Sargeant will be the ideal person to fill the second position

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Williams Racing team principal Jost Capito believes Logan Sargeant will be the ideal person to fill the second position

Williams Racing team principal Jost Capito believes Logan Sargeant will be the ideal person to fill the second position

Williams boss Jost Capito said last month of Sargeant: “I’m a fan of bringing young drivers through Formula 1 as quickly as possible.

“So get him in as soon as possible and see if he is capable of being in Formula 1 for a long time, which we think he is.”

“In his first year in Formula 2 he won races and he’s been very strong in qualifying all his years in his career, so we think he’s absolutely ready to go to Formula 1.

“We can get a rookie because with Alex we have a still young, but also already very experienced driver. He is so well established in the team, he has achieved great results, he is working so well with the team so we can put the rookie on the side on him.”

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