Logan Sargeant is set to move up to Formula One next season after finishing fifth in the final Formula 2 feature race of the season on Sunday, November 18th at the Yas Marina Circuit at Abu Dhabi.
The Williams team boss had already announced the promotion of Sargeant from their junior driver program a few weeks ago during the United States Grand Prix weekend, barring Sargeant being unable to secure the super license points he needed.
Sargeant entered this weekend with 28 super license points out of the 40 needed to be eligible for an F1 race seat and needed to finish either fifth in F2 points or sixth with no at-fault incidents in the race, which would grant him two extra points for no at-fault incidents during the entire season. Sargeant ended up finishing fourth in points.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sargeant will be the first full-time American driver in F1 since Scott Speed competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2006 and 2007, and only the second since Michael Andretti competed in all but the final three races in 1993 for McLaren. Sargeant will be replacing Nicholas Latifi and will be teammates with Alex Albon at the Williams team. Sargeant is also the first American driver for the team since Mario Andretti made a one race cameo in 1982.
Stock car fans may know the Sargeant name from Logan’s older brother Dalton, who finished second in points in the 2017 ARCA season and competed in the NASCAR Truck Series from 2015 to 2018.
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