Logan Sargeant to drive for Williams Racing in 2023

The Williams Racing F1 team, partnered by Acronis, has announced that rising American star Logan Sargeant will partner Alexander Albon as a first team driver for the 2023 season after securing the necessary Super Licence points.

Sargeant was crowned rookie of the year after finishing his Formula 2 season fourth in the championship with 148 points, including two Feature race wins and two podiums in the process.

Recently, he conducted the final four FP1 sessions of the season for Williams Racing, impressing with his performances.

“It’s a huge honour and a dream come true to be given this opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing,” commented Sargeant in the team’s official press release. “A massive thank you to every person at Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support they’ve given me since the day I first joined the team at the 2021 United States Grand Prix.

“Being a part of the Williams Driver Academy for the past year has given me an important platform to develop as a driver and prepare me for this next chapter. I’m ready and excited to be a part of this journey as the team looks to progress up the grid.”

Logan Sargeant (USA) Williams Racing FW44 Academy Driver.
Mexican Grand Prix, Friday 28th October 2022. Mexico City, Mexico.

Williams Racing CEO and Team Principal Jost Capito said that Sargeant’s role within the Driver Academy and his impressive performances in F2 has made the decision an easy one.

“Since joining our Driver Academy at the end of 2021, Logan has been able to fully integrate with the team at Grove while on the simulator and more recently at track during the four Free Practice sessions he’s participated in,” said Capito.

“He’s had a strong rookie season in Formula 2, and we are excited to watch him make the step up in Formula 1. We are here to support that journey with him.”

Sven Smeets, Sporting Director, Williams Racing added: “To be able to give Logan the opportunity to compete in Formula 1 for Williams Racing next year after being an integral part of our Driver Academy is a proud moment for the team.

“Seeing a driver from the Academy getting in our F1 seat is a motivation for all the other Academy drivers and demonstrates legitimacy of the programme and the platform it provides.

“We are not only preparing him on track, but will be working hard over the winter off track to ensure he’s in the best possible position to start 2023.”


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.

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 and to become a part of this exciting #TeamUp programme, please visit Cyber Protection for global sports – Acronis

Williams Racing.
Spanish Grand Prix, Friday 20th May 2022. Barcelona, Spain.

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