Logan Sargeant is set for further FP1 sessions and also the young driver test at Yas Marina as Williams pushes on to get him a F1 superlicense.
Having had a successful FP1 outing with Williams in US GP at Circuit of the Americas, Sargeant is set for further sessions in Mexico and Abu Dhabi. He will replace Alexander Albon in the former and Nicholas Latifi in the latter, driving the FW44.
Further to that, Sargeant will also take part in the Young Driver test at Yas Marina circuit after the 2022 finale at the same venue. Williams will also have simulator sessions and even private testing runs as they push on to get him a superlicense.
As things stand, Sargeant has 27 points from his previous two F3 seasons as he sits third in the F2 standings currently. Having done the FP1 session in USA, he gets one point while the sessions in Mexico and Abu Dhabi will earn him a point each.
By the Abu Dhabi F2 weekend, Sargeant will have 30 superlicense points where he will need only 10 to earn one to compete in F1 in 2023. For that, he will have to finish sixth in the F2 standings but currently he is in a fight with at least five drivers below him.
Williams is doing all they can to get a superlicense and once he gets it, he will have the 2023 F1 seat. “I’d like to start by saying thank you again to Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for giving me the opportunity to drive on home turf yesterday here at COTA,” said the American youngster.
“It was one of the most enjoyable moments of my career so far. I’m very grateful to be given further time in the FW44 at Mexico and Abu Dhabi. My aim is to make the most of every minute in the car and with the team to build on the progress I’ve made in Austin and throughout my time on the simulator at Grove. Of course, my focus is on finishing my Formula 2 season in Abu Dhabi in the best position possible, and I’m sure my time in the FW44 will keep me sharp and ready for the F2 finale.”
At the same time, Sven Smeets, added: “Logan showed a high level of understanding during his FP1 debut in Austin and provided useful feedback to help in the team’s preparations for the rest of the weekend. We are providing Logan further opportunities in Mexico and Abu Dhabi to integrate himself with the team trackside in both Free Practice sessions and the Young Driver Test as we work hard to support Logan in his efforts towards earning the FIA Super Licence.
“It’s great that as a team we can provide invaluable time for Logan to get behind the wheel of the FW44 to continue his development as a Williams Academy Driver and harness his talents. We’re looking forward to seeing how Logan progresses this season and finishes out his last race of the season in Formula 2.”
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