Carlin has announced that Logan Sargeant will drive for the team in Formula Two in the 2022 season.
Sargeant who joined Williams F1 junior Academy in October after two seasons in Formula Three made his F2 debut with HWA Racelab in Saudi Arabia, although he will now graduate full-time in 2022 as he joins Carlin.
This isn’t the first time that Sargeant has driven for Carlin after previously racing for the team in 2017 F4 and 2019 F3 seasons, as the American prepares to step into Williams’ F1 car tomorrow in the Young Drivers’ Test.
Speaking about his permanent graduation to F2, Sargeant said; ““This is an incredible week for me! To get my first taste of the FW43B tomorrow and then follow that up with three days testing in my new F2 car is just incredible.
“I can’t wait to re-join Carlin who have been so strong in F2 and get to work on our 2022 programme. Big thanks to Trevor, my management at Infinity and of course Williams Racing for this incredible opportunity.”
Carlin Team Principal, Trevor Carlin added; “We’re delighted to work with Logan who has always been a great talent. Having worked with him in F4 and F3, it’s great to now be able to complete that ladder in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
“Over the years we’ve seen him grow and mature as a driver and without a doubt he’s ready for a strong campaign in F2.”
Sargeant won’t be the first Williams Academy member to race for Carlin after Dan Ticktum finished fourth for the team in F2 this season, leaving Trevor feeling “very proud to be entrusted by Williams Racing with their newest Academy Driver” as Ticktum departs for Formula E.
Williams’ Sporting Director, Sven Smeets meanwhile is “extremely excited” to see Sargeant graduate to F2 as she commented; “I know it will be a great experience for him and it’s another key step towards his goal of racing in Formula One.”
Smeets also iterated that the American’s F3 campaigns demonstrated his “capabilities” and potential against talented drivers like Oscar Piastri and Theo Pourchaire, who both finished ahead of him in the 2020 standings following a tense season finale at Mugello, Italy.
Confirmation of Sargeant’s arrival at Carlin comes just hours after UNI-Virtuosi confirmed Jack Doohan and Marino Sato will drive for their team next season.