Williams Academy driver Logan Sargent will take part in the first US practice session, becoming the first American in seven years to attend a Formula 1 race weekend. Grand Prix in October.
Sargent will take over for Williams driver Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the 60-minute session at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the team said in a statement Tuesday.
The 21-year-old from Florida, who is currently racing his first season in Formula 2, will become the first American to do so since Alexander Rossi in 2015. F1 Grand Prix weekend.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to drive my first free practice in Austin,” said Sargent. “It is very special for me to have been given the chance at the United States Grand Prix. I would like to thank Williams from the bottom of my heart for giving me the trust and belief to do a good job. Learn as much as you can in the new generation carseconds.
“I want to make the most of this experience and really enjoy it.”
Sargent has made an impressive start to his rookie season in Formula 2. carlin won two feature races, took two podiums and finished third in the standings.
He became the first American to win a race in the rebranded Formula 2 series when he won at Silverstone in May.carwon the then GP2 series in 2013 in Abu Dhabi.
The sergeant got his first taste of an F1 car last December when he attended Williams’ young drivers test in Abu Dhabi.
All F1 teams must run drivers with limited F1 experience in at least two first Friday practice sessions this season.
Final Williams of the Championship took one slot mercedesDutch reserve Nick de Vries at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona in May.
Logan Sargent makes F1 debut with Williams at US GP
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