American Logan Sargeant’s space on Formula 1’s 2023 grid with the Williams F1 team was secured this weekend in Abu Dhabi after he finished fourth in the Formula 2 championship.
Williams said in Austin that Sargeant would provisionally race for them in 2023. but he still had to reach 40 Super Licence points. Sargeant entered the finale of Formula 2 in Yas Marina still with the possibility of not finishing top seven in the standings, which is where he needed to finish to secure enough points.
In the end, Sargeant stayed out of trouble throughout the weekend and claimed sixth in the Sprint Race on Friday and fifth in the Feature Race on Saturday to finish fourth in the championship. That comfortably moved Sargeant clear of the 40-point threshold in order to secure a Formula 1 Super Licence.
Sargeant’s 2023 drive will be officially be announced by Williams on Monday ahead of his day in the FW44 during post-season test session at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit on Tuesday.
Sargeant, 21, will be the first American to start a Formula 1 race since Alexander Rossi started five races for the Manor F1 team in 2015.