If he obtains his Super License, Logan Sargeant should become a pilot for Williams in 2023.
There should be an American driving an F1 car next season, since Logan Sargeant has been chosen by Williams to drive one of its two single-seaters, his boss Jost Capito announced on Saturday, provided he obtains his Super License.
Sargeant, who drove a Formula 1 for the first time the day before in the first free practice of the United States Grand Prix, has been confirmed as the second driver for the Williams team, the Thai Alexander Albon occupying the first seat.
But one condition is required for the 21-year-old native of Fort Lauderdale (Florida): he must earn enough points in Formula 2 to obtain the Super License and therefore be able to progress to the next level.
If he finishes in the top five of this championship, he will be fulfilled. He is in third place heading into the next round in Abu Dhabi but three other drivers follow him, just nine points behind.
Passed by Formula 3 in 2020, with a third place in the championship, Sargeant would become the first American to compete in F1 since Alexander Rossi in 2015.
This would only reinforce the ever-increasing popularity of this sport in the United States, where three races will be on the calendar next year, in Miami, Austin and Las Vegas.