Williams have announced that Logan Sargeant has joined their F1 Driver Academy.
The announcement comes just hours before the 2021 US Grand Prix weekend commences with the 20 year-old American replacing Dan Ticktum amongst Williams’ junior drivers, following the Brit’s departure this summer.
Speaking on his decision to join Williams’ Driver Academy, Sargeant said: “I am delighted to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy. It’s a team with not only a fantastic history, but a great track record of bringing young talent into Formula One.
“I am really excited to begin working with the team and can’t wait to hit the ground running.”
Sargeant’s latest opportunity comes after three impressive seasons in F3 where he clinched three race victories in total across last two seasons for PREMA then Charouz, as well as missed out last season’s title to PREMA teammate – Oscar Piastri after a dramatic season finale in Mugello.
Williams CEO, Jost Capito acknowledged Sargeant’s F3 exploits, as he said: “He’s demonstrated his talent in FIA Formula 3, consistently delivering strong results in an extremely competitive field. I’m proud that Williams will play a part in supporting the progression and growth of another talented young driver.”
Sargeant will spend his time within the Academy conducting simulator work and assisting in car development, which will see he become ‘fully immersed into the team both trackside and at the factory in Grove.’
Williams will announce Sargeant’s on-track race programme for 2022 season in due course with a promotion to Formula Two looking one potential possibility for the American.
Other Williams Driver Academy members include Jack Aitken, Jamie Chadwick and Roy Nissany.