Williams junior driver Logan Sargeant will have his first Formula 1 test outing next week in Abu Dhabi.
Sargeant will drive Williams’ FW43B during next Tuesday’s young driver test at the Yas Marina Circuit.
The test is taking place in parallel with Pirelli’s 18-inch tyre test, from which Williams will be absent, on account of not having a mule car.
Sargeant finished seventh in this year’s Formula 3 championship and made his Formula 2 debut in Saudi Arabia during a one-off outing with HWA Racelab.
The American was confirmed as a new member of Williams’ restructured driver academy in October.
“I can’t wait for my first run in a Formula 1 car and want to thank the team for trusting me with this amazing opportunity,” said Sargeant.
“I’ve been spending time in the factory at Grove and getting to grips with the simulator, which has helped me get an initial feel for the characteristics of the FW43B, but to be able to get out on track will be an incredible experience and one that I won’t forget.
“I’ll be going into the test looking to perform the best I can and to learn as much as possible from the team.”
Sven Smeets, Williams Racing Sporting Director, said: “I’m very much looking forward to seeing Logan in the FW43B and I’m pleased that Williams can provide him with his first outing in Formula One machinery; I’m sure it will be a very special moment for him.
“It will also be an incredibly valuable opportunity for Logan to fully understand how we operate trackside.
“I know that having such an immersive experience will only build upon his evident skill and allows the team to continue to support his development whilst capitalising on his talent.”