Logan Sargeant, who turns 21 on December 31, will drive Williams’ FW43B during the one-day young driver test on Monday in Abu Dhabi.
Sargeant will be the first American since Connecticut native Santino Ferrucci in 2017 to test contemporary Formula 1 machinery.
Sargeant is signed to be a reserve driver for the Williams F1 team in 2022.
American youngster Logan Sargeant will have his first experience of Formula 1 machinery in Abu Dhabi this Tuesday.
Sargeant, who turns 21 on December 31, will drive Williams’ FW43B during the one-day young driver test that is taking place after the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He will be the first American since Connecticut native Santino Ferrucci rolled out for a test session with Haas in 2017 to try out contemporary Formula 1 machinery.
It has been a whirlwind couple of months for Sargeant.
Having finished a surprising seventh in the Formula 3 standings for the midpack Charouz team, he was picked up by Williams Formula 1 as a new member of its revamped driver academy. He also made his debut in Formula 2 last weekend, running the trio of races for the backmarker HWA Racelab squad in Saudi Arabia.
“I can’t wait for my first run in a Formula 1 car and want to thank the team for trusting me with this amazing opportunity,” said Sargeant. “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 will be the only Williams representative at the test, which is taking place alongside Formula 1’s two-day test on the 2022-spec 18-inch tires, using mule cars. As Williams does not have a mule car it will not be partaking in that side of the test.
Sargeant is set to spend 2022 immersed within Williams, providing track and factory support to racers Nicholas Latifi and Alexander Albon. Sargeant's race plans will be announced at a later date.
“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 1 machinery,” said Williams’ sporting director Sven Smeets.
“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 capitalizing on his talent.”