An American driver is about to enter System 1 for the primary time since 2015, when Alexander Rossi final drove for former crew Marussia.
Present System 2 driver Logan Sargeant is about to hitch Williams in 2023 after securing sufficient factors within the 2022 F2 season to realize an FIA Tremendous License, which he achieved on Saturday at an F2 race in Abu Dhabi.
Sargeant, 21, already drove for Williams throughout observe rounds at a number of grands prix in 2022 as a part of the crew’s younger driver academy. The crew introduced in October he would have a seat in 2023 if he earned his Tremendous License, which is a requirement for F1, and on Monday the crew lastly made it official with affirmation of Sargeant’s signing.
“It’s an enormous honor and a dream come true to be given this chance to compete in System 1 with Williams Racing,” Sargeant mentioned in a press release.
Sargeant fills the seat of Nicholas Latifi, who has left F1 now that the 2022 season has concluded. Sargeant’s teammate at Williams in 2023 might be present driver Alex Albon.
With the formal announcement of Sargeant’s seat at Williams, the 2023 driver lineup is now 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 means for these new drivers, Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, and Latifi are all leaving the game, although some, like Ricciardo, have expressed a need to return in future seasons. There are rumors Ricciardo is already near signing a take care of Purple Bull Racing for a reserve driver position. Schumacher may additionally find yourself as a reserve driver for Mercedes-Benz AMG, a crew he has shut ties with, one which is in want of a reserve driver.
Editor’s be aware: This text has been up to date with affirmation of Logan Sargeant’s signing with Williams.