American driver to fill in for Nicholas Latifi at 2022 US Grand Prix

Williams are one of two sides yet to confirm their 2023 driver line-up.

Williams Academy and Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant is ready to make his FP1 debut at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, which just so happens to be the young driver’s and the Grove-based team’s owner’s home race.

Sargeant is one of the hottest prospects currently in the Formula 1 feeder series and is highly likely to be making the jump to the pinnacle of single-seater motorsport next season.

The American is tipped to be Nicholas Latifi’s replacement for next season, should he finish in the top six of the F2 Drivers’ Championship.

In order to gain enough superlicence points to make him eligible for a full-time F1 seat, Sargeant needs to finish in the top six of the standings, something he’s on-track to achieve given the fact he’s currently third.

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At just 21 years of age, Sargeant has enjoyed a very strong full debut season in the junior category, in which he’s claimed three feature-race podiums and one sprint race podium.

He claimed victory at Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring, whilst his other feature-race podium came after finishing second at Baku.

Sargeant’s sprint race podium came at Barcelona, where he finished third.

It would seemingly be a work of genius by Williams to sign Sargeant for next season, to race alongside Alex Albon.

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The side will not only have on their hands an exciting young driver but also a brilliant marketing opportunity.

F1 is growing rapidly across the pond, with a lot of interest set to be on the British side should they sign what would be the only American driver on the grid.

Regardless of his talent and the marketing potential, Sargeant hails his upcoming debut as a “special moment”.

“To be making my FP1 debut at COTA in my home country is special moment for me,” Sargeant said in a Williams press release. 

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“I’d like to thank Williams and Dorilton Motor Sports for this opportunity and the support they’ve given me since I joined the Academy this time last year in Austin.”

As well as Sargeant, this weekend is also the home race of Williams owner’s, Dorilton Capital.

To celebrate the occasion, a special USA-themed livery has been designed for a Williams show car, which will be on show for fans throughout the weekend.