Williams CEO and team principal, Jost Capito, is “convinced” that Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant will be in Formula 1 in the future.
Sargeant took a win and four podiums with Charouz in Formula 3 in 2020 as Oscar Piastri went on to win the title, and he featured in Formula 2 with HWA last season as Alpine reserve Oscar Piastri dominated 2021.
The American became the first-ever American winner in F2 this year when he took victory in the Silverstone sprint race, before taking another win in slippery conditions in Austria a week later.
Part of the Williams junior programme, the 21-year-old is perhaps in line for a practice session with the British side this year having tested the car in Abu Dhabi back in December.
Williams driver Nicholas Latifi is in danger of losing his drive at the end of this year when his contract ends and, while Piastri is the driver many anticipate will replace the Canadian, Sargeant is starting to become a viable contender.
“It would be a great headache, wouldn’t it? I’ve had worse ones!” said Capito.
“Of course we are impressed, it’s his first season in F2 and we didn’t put any pressure on him so he has the time to develop.
“He’s really impressed us how quick he got to grips with the car, the tyre management and his results.”
Sargeant took pole at the French Grand Prix before eventually having to retire from the feature race with a reliability issues.
It was a heart-breaking morning in Le Castellet that put a dent in his title aspirations, but Capito was thoroughly impressed with the young driver’s performance anyway.
“How he got the pole was really impressive and he will be in a Formula 1 car in the future, I’m absolutely convinced,” he explained.
The Williams boss reiterated his openness to Piastri being loaned out by Alpine as the French side look to give the Australian some experience racing in the premier class.
“If that was the best for us, we would consider that,” added Capito.
“If it’s not the best and we would have another better solution, we will go for the better solution.”