Williams Academy driver and double FIA Formula 2 race winner Logan Sargeant will drive the Williams Racing FW44 on home turf during the first Free Practice session of the Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on Friday 21 October.
The American driver will take over Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for the 60-minute session tasked with aiding the team’s preparations for the weekend. Logan’s outing will fulfil the second and final mandated young driver session this season for the team.
Following an impressive start to his first full season in Formula 2, achieving two wins and a further two podiums, the Florida native currently sits third in the standings with 119 points heading into the summer break.
Logan Sargeant: “I’m super excited to be given this opportunity to drive my first Free Practice in Austin. To be given the chance at the US Grand Prix is something extremely special to me. A massive thank you to Williams for putting the trust and belief in me to do a good job. The goal for me will be to learn as much as possible in the new generation of cars. I’m looking forward to making the most of this experience and really enjoying it.”
Sven Smeets, Sporting Director: “Logan has demonstrated a great level of ability and maturity so far this season through his accomplishments both on and off the track. He’s delivered race winning performances in Formula 2 matched by his hard work during simulator sessions. It felt only right to reward these achievements with the opportunity for him to take part in a Free Practice session at Austin. We’re looking forward to seeing him get behind the wheel of the FW44 and seeing how his performance and feedback help the team’s preparations for the race in Austin.”