Williams have announced that their academy driver Logan Sargeant will make his Formula 1 race weekend debut at this year’s United States Grand Prix, with the Formula 2 racer set to drive in the first practice session at the Circuit of The Americas.
Sargeant, 21, is currently driving in his first season of Formula 2 and has already impressed, notching up two wins and two further podiums to sit third in the championship.
And the American will now get his second taste of Formula 1 machinery, this time on home soil in Austin, having first run in a Williams at the post-season test in Abu Dhabi.
He will drive Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the 60-minute session and will be helping the team with set up preparations, as well as getting his first Grand Prix weekend action under his belt.
Sargeant said: “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.
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“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, Williams Sporting Director, added: “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.”