Capito says Sargeant deserves starting spot at Williams

Jost Capito returned to the decision to start Logan Sargeant alongside Alex Albon for the 2023 season.

Published on 23/10/2022 à 13:41

Gonzalo Forbes

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Capito says Sargeant deserves starting spot at Williams

Logan Sargeant will be in F1 in 2023 provided he obtains his Super License. ©DPPI/F. Gooden

La F1 holds his American. If his tenure is still subject to obtaining the Super License, Logan sargeant was confirmed as the 2e pilot Williams for the 2023 season thus accompanying Alex Albon. The announcement was made by Jost Capito, team principal of the English team, a few hours before qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.

While pilots like Daniel Ricciardo were still available, Williams made the decision to bet on Logan Sargeant, a member of his academy for almost a year. A choice which does not worry the German, far from it.

« We feel he's ready to run, said Jost Capito at the time of formalization. He had a season of F2 and I'm a fan of the idea of ​​promoting young drivers as quickly as possible in Formula 1, because in the lower series (F2), the cars already compare to Formula 1 cars. So we promoted him as quickly as possible and we will see if he is able to stay in F1 for a long time. We think it is. For his first season of F2 he was able to win races, sign good results in qualifying as he has done in recent years. We think he's ready to make the jump to F1. »

With 28 points already obtained in the Super License quest (3e in 2020 and 7e in 2021 in F3 in addition to a test session in F1), Logan Sargeant still has 12 to collect. If a Top 5 will provide him with sufficient units to obtain the precious ticket, the Boca Raton native will be helped by Williams between now and the end of the season.

« We will offer new opportunities to Logan in Mexico and Abu Dhabi with two new free practice sessions in addition to the young driver tests so that he integrates well with the team, confirmed Jost Capito. We are working hard to get Logan his Super License."

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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23/10/2022 at 02:53 a.m.

F1 has its American, that says it all! Question: will he be as efficient as a Colton Herta would have been in the Red Bull fold? To see in 2023

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