Logan Sargeant to drive for Williams Racing in Abu Dhabi test

Williams Racing, partnered by Acronis, have announced that multiple FIA Formula 3 winner Logan Sargeant will drive for the team in the season ending Abu Dhabi young driver test.

American Sargeant, who narrowly missed out on claiming the 2020 Formula 3 Championship title, is one of the most highly rated young drivers currently in motorsport and was announced as the newest member of the Williams Driver Academy back in October.

“I can’t wait for my first run in a Formula One car and want to thank the team for trusting me with this amazing opportunity,” commented Sargeant on the official Williams press release. “I’ve been spending time in the factory at Grove and getting to grips with the simulator, which has helped me get an initial feel for the characteristics of the FW43B, but to be able to get out on track will be an incredible experience and one that I won’t forget.

“I’ll be going into the test looking to perform the best I can and to learn as much as possible from the team.”

Sargeant’s role withing the team includes spending time on the simulator in Grove in order to gain a greater understanding of the FW43B. Now, with the forthcoming test, the Floridian will put that learning experience to the test as he takes to the wheel of an F1 car for the first time.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing Logan in the FW43B and I’m pleased that Williams can provide him with his first outing in Formula One machinery; I’m sure it will be a very special moment for him,” added Sven Smeets, Williams Racing Sporting Director.

“Whilst we won’t be running a ‘mule car’ using the 18-inch Pirelli tyres, the test will still be beneficial for the team. It will also be an incredibly valuable opportunity for Logan to fully understand how we operate trackside.

“I know that having such an immersive experience will only build upon his evident skill and allows the team to continue to support his development whilst capitalising on his talent.”

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