Williams academy driver Logan Sargeant is established to develop into the 1st American in seven several years to function in a Formula A person race weekend when he participates in the very first apply session at the United States Grand Prix in October.
Sargeant will get more than Williams driver Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the 60-moment session at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the crew stated in a statement on Tuesday.
The 21-calendar year-outdated Florida native, currently competing in his to start with season of Formulation Two, is in line to turn into the very first American given that Alexander Rossi in 2015 to choose element in an F1 grand prix weekend.
“I am tremendous fired up to be supplied this option to drive my initial no cost apply in Austin,” Sargeant reported. “To be offered the possibility at the U.S. Grand Prix is anything really specific to me. A massive thank you to Williams for putting the have confidence in and belief in me to do a superior position. The aim for me will be to find out as considerably as feasible in the new era of cars.
“I am searching ahead to creating the most of this encounter and really experiencing it.”
Sargeant has made an remarkable start to his rookie time in Formulation Two with Carlin, notching two attribute race wins together with two podiums to sit 3rd in the standings.
He turned the initial American to win a race in the rebranded Method Two sequence when he triumphed at Silverstone in Might. Rossi, who now drives in IndyCar, gained in Abu Dhabi in 2013 in what was then the GP2 collection.
Sergeant got his very first flavor of Formula A person equipment when he took portion in a young driver test with Williams in Abu Dhabi last December.
All F1 teams must operate a driver with restricted F1 expertise in at the very least two Friday initial observe sessions this year.
Williams, very last in the championship, handed 1 slot to Mercedes’ Dutch reserve Nyck de Vries at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona in Might.