An American driver is about to enter Formula 1 for the first time since 2015, when Alexander Rossi drove for Marussia.
Current Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant is set to join Williams in 2023 after earning enough points in the 2022 F2 season to earn an FIA Super License, which he earned at an F2 race in Abu Dhabi on Saturday .
Sargeant, 21, has already driven for Williams in testing at several Grands Prix in 2022 as part of the team’s young driver academy. The team announced in October that he would have a seat in 2023 if he gets his super license, which is a requirement for F1.
“We think he’s ready to race,” Williams team principal Jost Capito said at the time. “Provided he has enough Super License points after Abu Dhabi, he will be our second driver next year.”
Sargeant will occupy the seat of Nicholas Latifiwho leaves F1 after 2022. His teammate at Williams in 2023 will be current driver Alex Albon.
Sargeant finished the 2022 F2 season fourth in the drivers’ standings. He also won the F2 Rookie of the Year award.
With the imminent official announcement of Sargeant’s seat at Williams, the 2023 driver line-up will be complete. Sargeant will be joined next season by other signings Nyck de Vrieswhich joins AlphaTauri, and Oscar Piastriwho joins McLaren. Nico Hulkenberg is also set to return to F1 as a full-time driver with Haas. To make room for these new pilots, Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher, Daniel Ricardoand Latifi are all quitting the sport.