Over the course of the United States Grand Prix, Williams Racing has announced that American racer Logan Sargeant is set to join the team’s Driver Academy.
The 20-year-old driver from Florida started his single-seater career in the Formula 4 UAE Championship in 2016 where he ended the year by taking the runner-up spot in the standings with Team Motopark. The following two years saw him compete in Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault NEC, driving for R-ace GP.
Sargeant most recently competed in his third year of the FIA Formula 3 championship, placing seventh in the 2021 Drivers’ Championship with four podiums, including claiming victory at Russia’s Sochi Autodrom. The American impressed by placing third in his sophomore season of FIA Formula 3, taking six podiums, including a win at the notoriously challenging Spa-Francorchamps, only narrowly missing out on the 2020 championship title.
The American driver currently competes in the European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup with Racing Team Turkey and Iron Lynx respectively.
Sargeant will utilise his experience to conduct simulator work and help with car development as part of a long-term agreement, becoming fully immersed into the team both trackside and at the factory in Grove. The 20-year old’s plans for the 2022 season will be announced in due course.
Speaking about the announcement, Logan 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.”
Jost Capito, CEO, added “I am incredibly pleased to welcome Logan to the Williams Racing Driver Academy. 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.”