F1 fans in the USA will have another reason to enjoy the United States Grand Prix in Texas later this season, as Williams Academy driver Logan Sargeant will be making his FP1 debut in front of his home crowd.
Logan, who’s currently taking part in the F2 championship, has won two Feature Races so far this year and currently sits third in the Drivers’ Standings.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a potential move to Williams next year, but with the current state of silly season, we’re expecting our own call-up any day now.
Naturally, Logan is “super excited” about the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an FW44. He’ll also become the first driver from the US to feature on track during an F1 weekend since 2015.
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
“I’m looking forward to making the most of this experience and really enjoying it,” he added in a statement.
Logan has driven an F1 car before, taking part in the 2021 Abu Dhabi post-season test with Williams, but this will be his first time in the new 2022 cars.
He’s yet another American to get behind the wheel of an F1 car this year, with Colton Herta getting his shot with a private McLaren test day last month. It’s understood an FP1 session could also be on the cards for Herta at some point this season too!
Best of luck, Logan!