The famous Williams Racing Formula One team, partnered by Acronis, welcomes a new driver into the fold this weekend ahead of the USGP at the Circuit of the Americas.
American racer Sargeant came close to winning the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2020, the Williams Academy driver currently competing in Formula 2.
Now, ahead of his home grand prix at the Circuit of the Americas, Sargeant has the chance to impress on the biggest stage of all in front of his adoring fans.
“To be making my FP1 debut at COTA in my home country is special moment for me,” commented Sargeant on the official Williams website.
“I’d like to thank Williams and Dorilton Motor Sports for this opportunity and the support they’ve given me since I joined the Academy this time last year in Austin. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the simulator at Grove and shadowing the team at previous race weekends to help with my preparations for FP1.
We're excited to see you all at the #AustinGP! Here's a special shoutout to @CSPiTechSol's Victor and his son by Williams Racing Academy Driver, @LoganSargeant
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— Acronis (@Acronis) October 19, 2022
“It’ll be interesting to see how the new generation of cars compare to what I previously drove at the Young Driver Test last year. I’m excited to jump in the car and make the most of the session.”
He's ready for his first FP1 session on home soil! 🤩🇺🇸#WeAreWilliams #USGP pic.twitter.com/5pg48YUiKv
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) October 18, 2022
Hopes for the weekend in general are also high, as Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance attests.
“As we start to head towards the end of the 2022 season, the car is essentially unchanged from Japan and our job is to maximise the options around us to best suit the demands of COTA,” adds Robson.
“Although there are some similarities to Suzuka, the overall demands of the circuit are different, and we’ll need to make some changes to the car to suit both the track layout and the softer tyre compounds that Pirelli have made available this weekend.”
TEAM UP WITH ACRONIS
Prominent once again on the nose of the car and on the front wing endplates this season are the team’s official cyber protection partner Acronis. Williams Racing uses Acronis technology to add extra layers of protection to its IT infrastructure, protecting hundreds of servers and endpoint devices.
In the latest episode of the #DataLink with @Acronis, IT Director Doug Goodridge talks about how collating and protecting our data is so critical to the team 🔐
#WeAreWilliams #Cyberfit pic.twitter.com/tmikUjVruq
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) October 19, 2022
During the 2021 season and continuing this year, Acronis opened up an exciting #TeamUp Program, giving new and existing service providers the opportunity to support sports partnerships, join the sports ecosystem, attend races and enjoy amazing sports marketing benefits. To find out more, please visit Cyber Protection for global sports – Acronis
It's critical that we have access to data wherever we are in the world 🌍
Performance Engineer Andrew Vizard explains how @Acronis help us remain #CyberFit as we travel the globe ✈️ pic.twitter.com/7VA2WmnBRa
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) April 6, 2022