Logan Sargeant joins Williams to complete 2023 grid


Logan Sargeant replaces Nicholas Latifi at Williams. The F1 grid for 2023 is therefore now complete.

21-year-old American Logan Sargeant will be Williams’ second driver in 2023, alongside Thailand’s Alex Albon, said made official on Monday the British team Formula 1. Sargeant will be the first American in Formula 1 since 2015. He will start his first Grand Prix on March 5 in Bahrain, for a record total of 24 races in 2023.

By finishing 4th in F2, the antechamber of the elite whose season ended like F1 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, Sargeant won enough points to have the famous Super License, essential to access the highest level.

Since joining our driver academy at the end of 2021, Logan has fully integrated into the team at Grove (Williams’ headquarters in England, editor’s note), on the simulator and more recently on the track during the four free practice sessions in which he took part“, underlined the boss of the team Jost Capito.

It should be noted that the first three of F2, the Brazilian Felipe Drugovich, the French Théo Pourchaire and the New Zealander Liam Lawson do not have the chance to climb in F1 next year and will still have to wait, as reserve drivers.

Despite his fourth place, Sargeant “was crowned rookie of the year“, recalls Williams, for this honorary prize rewarding the best beginner of the season. Sargeant replaces Canadian Nicholas Latifi, who leaves F1 after three unconvincing seasons.

His profile as an American driver, the first since Alexander Rossi in 2015, sticks to the image of the new generation F1, for which the American group Liberty Media has owned the commercial rights since 2017. Next year, three Grands Prix will be organized in the States United States, with Las Vegas in addition to Miami and Austin.



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