The Williams Racing F1 team, partnered by Acronis, has announced that academy driver and F2 winner Logan Sargeant will drive the Williams Racing FW44 on home turf for FP1 of the USGP on October 21.
FP1 on Home Soil! 🇺🇸 🚨
Williams Academy and multiple FIA @Formula2 race winner @LoganSargeant will drive the FW44 on home turf during the first Free Practice session of the 2022 United States Grand Prix!#WeAreWilliams pic.twitter.com/rmQx0Uz7iy
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) August 2, 2022
American Sargeant is already one of the most highly rated of young drivers in single-seat motorsport, almost winning the FIA Formula 3 title in his Rookie season in 2020 with six podiums and victories at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone circuits.
Already a double victor in his first season in Formula 2, Sargeant’s latest mission on his planned ascension to the pinnacle of motorsport will be to take over Nicholas Latifi’s Williams FW44 for the 60-minute session at Circuit of the Americas.
“I’m super excited to be given this opportunity to drive my first Free Practice in Austin,” commented the Floridian in his team’s press release. “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, Williams Racing Sporting Director added: “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.”
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.
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— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) April 6, 2022
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