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Logan Sargeant signs for Williams

Formula 1 closes its grid definitively. After a wait that has lasted until the last round of the season, Williams can finally confirm his signing


Formula 1 closes its grid definitively. After a wait that has lasted until the last round of the season, Williams can finally confirm his signing for next 2023: Logan Sargeant, 21, will land at the Grove team to fill the gap of Nicolas Lafiti. The American, part of the Williams Academy, was finally able to get the necessary points to get the mandatory super license to be part of the driver line-up for the next 2023 course. He will arrive at the Grand Circus after being crowned rookie of the year in Abu Dhabi and finishing his first year in Formula 2 in a very positive fourth place with the Carlin team. Two victories, another two podiums and a total of 148 points have been enough to make the big jump to F1.

Being the last free space left on the grid, the options have been exhausted for everyone. Pilots like Mick Schumacher or Nicolas Latifi say goodbye to competition for good. Meanwhile, Sargeant couldn’t be happier and counts the hours to be able to get into a car with which he has already driven up to four times (in the different free practice sessions that Albon and Latifi had to give up during the 2022 season): “It’s a great honor and a dream come true to have this opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing. A massive thank you to every person at the team and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support they have given me since the day I joined the team at the 2021 United States Grand Prix.”

“Being a part of the Williams Driver Academy for the past year has given me an important platform to develop as a driver and prepare for this next chapter. I am ready and excited to be part of this journey as the team seeks to progress on the grid”, added Alexander Albon’s new teammate for 2023. In addition, he will be the first driver from the United States to run in Formula 1 since 2015, when Alexander Rossi said goodbye to the World Cup. Also just when F1 continues to gain more and more fame in the American country (the next course will have up to three races).

“We are delighted to officially announce Logan as our driver for next year after being superlicensed following the final round of the F2 season in Abu Dhabi. Since joining our driver academy at the end of 2021, Logan has been able to fully integrate with the team at Grove while in the simulator and, more recently, on the track during the four free practice sessions he has participated in.” , says Jost Capito, head of Williams. “He has had a good rookie season in F2, and we are excited to see how he makes the move to Formula 1, we are here to support him on that adventure,” concluded the German.