Sargent must finish 5th or better in the F2 championship to earn 40 points, which will allow him to obtain a super licence, the essential passport to F1.
He is currently 3rd in the standings (two wins and two pole positions) with two races to go in Abu Dhabi in November. So now he has the required number of points to get his super license.
But to ensure his presence in F1 in 2023, the Williams team is offering him track time in free practice. He participated in the first free practice sessions in Austin and will return to the track in Mexico City and Abu Dhabi.
We believe he is ready for F1, Williams manager Jost Capito said in the Austin paddock on Saturday. If he gets his super licence, he will be our second licensed driver in 2023.
Logan Sargent became the first American driver to start in F1 since Alexander Rossi in 2012. You have to go back to 2007 to see an American having a full season in F1, Scott Speed.
On Friday, in Austin, he convinced the British team’s management to be bought by American firm Torilton Capital in 2020.
He is quick to understand and assimilate, and he provided us with very useful information over the weekend.said Sven Smeets, the team’s sporting director.
“I was surprised, but happy,” the 21-year-old American said after his session. The reactions of F1 are completely different from those of F2. F1 is more sensitive and more effective under braking.