Driver tipped to replace Nicholas Latifi will make F1 debut at 2022 US Grand Prix

F2 driver Logan Sargeant is currently third in the Drivers' Championship.

Star of the future Logan Sargeant will get his first real taste of Formula 1 at the United States Grand Prix, after it was announced that the American driver will drive for Williams Racing during FP1 at the Circuit of the Americas.

Sargeant is arguably the United States’ best chance of getting a driver in F1, with the Formula 2 racer being tipped to replace Nicholas Latifi in 2023.

The American driver is one of the strongest in the feeder series; he’s currently third in the Drivers’ Championship.

The 21-year-old is also part of Williams’ Driver Academy, something which saw him take part in the young drivers’ test following the 2021 season finale.

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Sargeant is “super excited” to drive in FP1 at the US Grand Prix, where he wants to “make the most” of the opportunity.

“I’m super excited to be given this opportunity to drive my first Free Practice in Austin,” said Sargeant.  

“To be given the chance at the US Grand Prix is something extremely special to me.

“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.

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“I’m looking forward to making the most of this experience and really enjoying it.”

Sargeant’s appearance will fill the second FP1 slot at Williams for young drivers, a requirement which every team has to do this season.

Incredibly, Sargeant is only in his rookie season in F2, yet has already tasted victory twice.

The American driver has seriously impressed Williams’ sporting director Sven Sveets, who is glad to “reward” the young driver for what he’s currently achieving.

“Logan has demonstrated a great level of ability and maturity so far this season through his accomplishments both on and off the track,” said Sveets.  

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“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.”