LOGAN Sargeant will be America’s newest petrolhead trying to make it into Formula 1.
The 22-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida takes a seat in the historic Williams race car this weekend.
Sargeant will be the first American on the starting line-up since Alexander Rossi eight years ago.
And the last US citizen to win a race in Formula 1 was Mario Andretti in 1978.
Formula 1 is growing in the US thanks to the success of a Netflix documentary and more races.
Sargeant will be cheered on by three home crowds in Miami, Austin and Las Vegas this year.
His nationality may have played a role in William’s decision to offer him a spot while F1 bosses try to crack America.
The 22-year-old finished fourth in Formula 2 for Carlin Racing last season.
He joined the Williams driver academy back in October 2021 and described testing the car as “the experience of a lifetime”.
Sargeant has been racing since his go karting days began in 2008.
The Florida-born racer was on the podium at the 2019 Macau Grand Prix.
According to Sky Sports, this is a feat that not even seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has managed.
Sargeant recently described this race as the highlight of his career.
Speaking to FIAFormula2.com, he said: “The most memorable race of my career was Macau in 2019.
“I think even if you go there as a driver, you’re very unsure of what’s going to happen.
“You’ve done a lot of simulation work, but it’s very hard to simulate exactly what it’s like when you’re going so fast between these walls.
“I remind myself every session that it’s more normal now after riding so much.
“But I remember getting out of the car in Macau and my hands were shaking, your whole body was shaking with adrenaline.
“It’s one of the best feelings as a driver. You know you’ve pushed the limits of your comfort zone.”
Sargeant hopes to create more lasting memories now that he has reached the pinnacle of motorsport.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7513381/logan-sargeant-williams-f1-usa-lewis-hamilton/ Meet Logan Sargeant, Williams driver who is hoping to capitalize on F1’s US drive after putting on a feat even Lewis Hamilton couldn’t