MADRID, 21 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The American driver Logan Sargeant will run for Williams in the 2023 Formula 1 season, the team confirmed this Monday, after the rider obtained the necessary super license points on Sunday to participate in the ‘Great Circus’.
“I am ready and excited to be a part of this journey as the team looks to grow on the grid,” Sargeant said in his first remarks to the team. “It is a great honor and a dream come true to have this opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing,” he added.
The 21-year-old American got the necessary points in the last Formula 2 race in Abu Dhabi to get a super license, the essential requirement to participate in Formula 1. In addition, the former Carlon driver was proclaimed ‘rookie’ of the year later finishing fourth overall with 148 points, two wins and two other podium finishes.
“Many thanks to everyone at Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support you have given me since the day I first joined the team at the 2021 United States Grand Prix. Being part of the Williams Driver Academy for The last year has given me an important platform to develop as a driver and prepare for this next chapter,” he continued.
In this way, Sargeant completes with the Thai Alex Albon the pair of Williams drivers for the next season, and becomes the first American driver to compete in Formula 1 since 2015.
The CEO and director of the team, Jost Capito, was “delighted” to be able to count on the North American pilot. “Since joining our Driver Academy at the end of 2021, Logan has been able to blend in with the team while on the simulator and most recently on track during the four practice sessions he has participated in. He has had a strong season as a rookie in Formula 2, and we are excited to see him take the step into Formula 1,” he said.