Williams has formally announced Logan Sargeant as its 2023 race driver, completing the team’s line-up, and finalising the composition of next year’s Formula 1 grid.
Williams revealed at the US Grand Prix that 21-year-old Sargeant would join Alexander Albon in 2023 if he secured the required Super Licence points.
Sargeant duly surpassed the 40-point threshold on Sunday when he secured fourth position in the Formula 2 championship.
On Monday, ahead of Sargeant driving the FW44 during post-season testing on Tuesday, Williams officially communicated news of the American’s race drive.
“It’s a huge honour and a dream come true to be given this opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing,” said Sargeant.
“A massive thank you to every person at Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support they’ve given me since the day I first joined the team at the 2021 United States Grand Prix.
“Being a part of the Williams Driver Academy for the past year has given me an important platform to develop as a driver and prepare me for this next chapter.
“I’m ready and excited to be a part of this journey as the team looks to progress up the grid.”
Sargeant will become the first American to race in Formula 1 since Alexander Rossi in 2015, and the first to have a full-time seat since 2007.
“We’re delighted to officially announce Logan as our driver for next year after qualifying for a super licence following the final F2 event of the season in Abu Dhabi,” said Team Principal Jost Capito.
“Since joining our Driver Academy at the end of 2021, Logan has been able to fully integrate with the team at Grove while on the simulator and more recently at track during the four Free Practice sessions he’s participated in.
“He’s had a strong rookie season in Formula 2, and we are excited to watch him make the step up in Formula 1. We are here to support that journey with him.”