From near retirement to Formula 1 driver: Portrait of Sargeant

Sargeant will make his Formula 1 debut for Williams in 2023, but how did the U.S. driver make it to the premier class? Go to and bet on the old man, it will be interesting. A portrait of Logan Sargeant.

Alongside Nyck de Vries and Oscar Piastri, Logan Sargeant is one of three rookies for the 2023 season. Compared to Nyck de Vries, who already contested a race for Williams at the Italian GP in 2022, the U.S. driver will contest his very first race in Bahrain on March 5. Motorsport Magazine takes a look back at the fledgling career of a driver who leaped the premier class after just his first full Formula 2 season digitalpinas.

Like most racing drivers, Logan Sargeant’s racing career has its roots in karting. The Florida native competed in his first karting events at the age of seven and was immediately successful in events such as the Rotax Max Challenge.

In 2016, Sargeant moved up to formula racing and competed in Formula 4 in the United Arab Emirates in the 2016/17 season, where he finished on the podium in 21 out of 19 races, but was still no match for his teammate and thus failed to win a single race.

That changed in 2017, however, when he moved to British Formula 4, where he competed for Carlin and was impressed with two wins, particularly at the end of the season. Ultimately, Sargeant managed to finish the season in third place overall. The focus was now fully on formula racing Result.

In 2019, Logan Sargeant was then to leap Formula 3. The US driver competed for Carlin during the season and finished in the points a total of four times. In the sprint races at Le Castelet in France and the Hungaroring in Hungary, Sargeant even managed to finish eighth twice, clearly distancing his two teammates Felipe Drugovich and Teppei Natori. His greatest success of the season, however, remained his third place at the legendary Macau Grand Prix.

His journey continued in Formula 3 in 2020. A year in which he now had a much stronger team behind him in Prema. The successes were also to come: On the very first race weekend, he was able to clinch a second-place finish at the Red Bull Ring. In a total of 18 races, Sargeant took one win, two-second places, and two third places.

Williams consequently announced at the end of October that Sargeant would be given the second cockpit alongside Alexander Albon for the 2023 season, should he be able to collect the necessary super license points for this. His fourth place overall in Formula 2 made this a reality. This makes Logan Sargeant the first U.S. driver since Alexander Rossi (2015) to contest a Formula 1 race.

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