A U.S. driver is poised to enter Method 1 for the primary time since 2015, when Alexander Rossi drove for Marussia.
Present Method 2 driver Logan Sargeant is ready to hitch Williams in 2023 after securing sufficient factors within the 2022 F2 season to achieve an FIA Tremendous License, which he achieved on Saturday at an F2 race in Abu Dhabi.
Sargeant, 21, already drove for Williams throughout follow rounds at a number of grands prix in 2022 as a part of the group’s younger driver academy. The group introduced in October he would have a seat in 2023 if he earned his Tremendous License, which is a requirement for F1.
“We really feel he’s able to race,” Jost Capito, Williams’ group principal, stated on the time. “Underneath the situation that he has sufficient Tremendous Licence factors after Abu Dhabi, he might be our second driver subsequent yr.”
Sargeant will fill the seat of Nicholas Latifi, who leaves F1 after 2022. His teammate at Williams in 2023 might be present driver Alex Albon.
Sargeant completed the 2022 F2 season at fourth within the Drivers’ standings. He additionally scored the F2 Rookie of the 12 months award.
With the upcoming formal announcement of Sargeant’s seat at Williams, the 2023 driver lineup might be full. Sargeant might be joined subsequent season by fellow rookies Nyck de Vries, who joins AlphaTauri, and Oscar Piastri, who joins McLaren. Nico Hülkenberg can also be set to return to F1 as a full-time driver with Haas. To make manner for these new drivers, Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, and Latifi are all leaving the game.