Williams Hand Sargeant Further FP1 Appearances in Mexico And Abu Dhabi

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Williams have announced that Logan Sargeant will drive in FP1 at Mexico and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix, plus he will feature in 2022 Young Drivers’ Test. 

Sargeant made his FP1 debut in his home country – USA where he finished 19th in FP1 albeit 1.903 seconds slower than Alex Albon, yet he has impressed enough to secure FP1 appearances in Mexico and Abu Dhabi in place of Albon and Nicholas Latifi respectively.

Williams have also confirmed that Sargeant will participate in the post-season Young Drivers’ Test, as part of a view to handing him a race seat if he claims enough FIA Super License points upon completion of his F2 campaign.

Sargeant currently holds 28 Super License points in total – having amassed 27 points across last two F3 seasons and one point for his FP1 appearance in USA, meaning that a minimum of fifth place in the driver standings at end of the F2 season will see him qualify for FIA Super License and F1.

“I’d like to start by saying thank you again to Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for giving me the opportunity to drive on home turf yesterday here at COTA,” commented Sargeant who described it as “one of the most enjoyable moments” in his career so far.

Sargeant proceeded to admit that he is “very grateful” to be handed further FP1 appearances in Mexico and Abu Dhabi, as he vowed to “make the most of every minute in the car and with the team to build on the progress I’ve made in Austin and throughout my time on the simulator at Grove.”

The 21 year-old American though iterated that his focus remains on finishing his F2 campaign “in the best position possible,” as he insists that his additional FP1 sessions will ensure he is “sharp and ready for the F2 finale.”

Williams’ Sporting Director, Sven Smeets added that Sargeant demonstrated “a high level of understanding” in Austin, Texas with “useful feedback” to help the team throughout the remainder of the weekend.

Smeets also hinted towards the possibility of Sargeant replacing the departing Latifi for next season, as he insisted that these further FP1 opportunities and Young Driver Test will help “integrate” him further with the trackside team in his efforts to gain a FIA Super License.

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