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Williams is “getting Sargeant in the best possible position” for 2023

The American driver will be getting more FP1 outings in the remainder of the season

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Logan Sargeant is set to become the next Williams driver and the first American to join the F1 grid since 2015. While the 21-years-old is still missing the Superlicense needed to race in the main series, Williams Team Principal Jost Capito admitted the team is doing everything to grant Sargeant the best possible start in 2023. 

Logan Sargeant in Austin
Logan Sargeant in Austin. Image Credit: Williams Racing

Williams Racing announced during the past weekend that Logan Sargeant will be driving for Grove starting in 2023 if he manages to gain enough Superlicense points by the end of the F2 season in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old is currently third in the Formula 2 Drivers’ Standings and only needs to finish P6 to later graduate to Formula 1.

The team certainly believes in its future driver, as proven by the latest declaration of Williams Team Principal Jost Capito, who told Autosport a back-plan exist “but not concrete, not a name.”

In case a backup driver will be needed, however, Capito is not too worried: “There will be drivers who do not get a contract. There are still very good drivers, and have the superlicence points on that, so that’s fine.”

Capito to “make the risk as minimal as possible” for Sargeant

In an attempt to “make the risk as minimal as possible“ for its future driver, however, Williams recently announced Sargeant will also be behind the steering wheel during FP1 in Mexico and Abu Dhabi, where he will also take part in the Young Drivers’ Test.

Capito, who never hid his appreciation of Sargeant’s work for Grove, went on to add that preparation will be crucial to start 2023 in the right way:

“We want to prepare Logan as good as possible for next season. That means he has to maximise the time in the car this year, so that’s why we gave give him three FP1.It gives him additional superlicence points. They’re for sure not hurting.

“And then he will also do the young driver test after Abu Dhabi. It’s part of the preparation now to get Logan in the best possible position for the beginning of next season.”

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