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Logan Sargeant is a racing driver from Florida, United States of America. He is a rookie in Formula One and he will compete for Williams Racing in his debut season.
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5th March 2023 (Bahrain)
Logan is 22 years old, and he previously competed in FIA 2 Championship, where he became Rookie of the Year 2022.
A rookie in F1 trying to make a name for himself
- 1 A rookie in F1 trying to make a name for himself
- 2 Logan Sargeant’s billionaire family
- 3 He left USA for a karting career in Europe
- 4 Logan Sargeant Current F1 Season
The 2023 F1 season is the first year for Logan Sargeant in Formula One. He signed a contract with Williams Driver Academy in October 2021 and now he was promoted to F1. For now, Logan Sargeant is confirmed only for the 2023 season.
Sargeant replaced Nicholas Latifi and is driving alongside Alexander Albon for Williams Racing this season. He is the first American driver in almost eight years who competes in Formula One. The last one was Alexander Rossi, in 2015, who competed for Marussia in five races.
The last American driver who completed a full season in Formula One was Scott Speed in 2006, with Toro Rosso.
Logan Sargeant is very excited about this opportunity: “I loved every single second of my first F1 race weekend. If you had given me that sort of weekend before it had happened, I would have said yes to it. To have a smooth race, from the pit stops to the Virtual Safety Car, and finish 12th gives me a good baseline to work with”, he told Formula1.com
Logan Sargeant’s billionaire family
Logan Sargeant is coming from a family that has ties to Donald Trump and the US Military. His uncle Harry Sargeant III is a billionaire. He runs International Oil Trading, a company which supplies fuel to the US military. His fortune is over 3 billion dollars. The Pentagon paid more than 2 billion dollars to International Oil Trading Company over the years to provide fuel to troops in Iraq. Harry Sargeant III was a fighter pilot back in the days.
Logan never spoke very much about his family. However, he said that his parents have always been very supportive with his racing career. Michael Sardou and Mallika Sarabhai are Logan’s parents.
His brother competed in NASCAR
Daniel Dalton Sargeant, 24 years old, is the older brother of Logan Sargeant. He is also an American racing driver. Dalton began his career at nine years old.
He had sporadic appearances in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 and 2017. In 2018 he competed as a full-time driver for GMS Racing in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Dalton was named ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year in 2016, at 18 years old.
Lowest-paid driver in F1
Logan Sargeant is coming from a very reach family, but right now he is the lowest-paid driver on the grid. Williams Racing is giving him around 400.000 dollars for this season, which comes to just around $17.000 per race. He didn’t receive any signing bonus.
Still, Logan Sargeant is very popular right now in the United States of America. This season we will have three races in the United States – Miami, Austin, Las Vegas – where the American fans will have the chance to see Sargeant live.
- Full name: Logan Hunter Sargeant
- DOB: 31 December, 2000
- Age: 22
- Place of Birth: Fort Lauderdale, United States of America
- Nationality: American
- Team: Williams Racing
- Race number: #2
He left USA for a karting career in Europe
Logan Sargeant started with karting at five years old. It was love at first sight. In 2008, he competed in the Rotax Micro Max karting class in Florida. He finished third in that competition.
After that, Logan decided to move to Europe, where he competed in the ROK Cup International Final, Trofeo Delle Industrie, and WSK Euro Series. Sargeant won the CIK-FIA World KFJ Championship in 2015, becoming the first American to win an FIA Karting World Championship title since 1978.
Logan moved to Formula Renault Eurocup in 2018 and signed with R-ace GP. He won his first race at his debut. Sargeant finished second that season, after Christian Lundgaard, but won races in Nurburgring and Barcelona.
In 2019, Logan signed with Carlin team and made his debut in FIA Formula 3 Championship. He finished 19th in the standings after scored four points. In 2020, the American driver moved to Prema Racing and scored his first victory in FIA F3. Sargeant finished third in the championship, after Theo Pourchaire and Oscar Piastri.
Logan Sargeant made his FIA Formula 2 debut in 2021, for HWA Racelab. He raced in the penultimate round of the 2021 season and finished 16th. In 2022, he signed for Carlin and became a full-time driver in F2. Logan won the British Grand Prix that season and became the first American driver to ever win a Formula 2 race.
Logan Sargeant finished fourth last season in FIA Formula 2 with 148 points. The Brazilian Felipe Drugovich won the title with 265 points. However, the American driver got an F1 deal. Felipe Drugovich is currently one of Aston Martin’s reserve drivers.
Logan Sargeant Current F1 Season
Logan Sargeant chose 2 as his driver number for the 2023 season. This number had previously been used by Stoffel Vandoorne, five years ago.
The new Williams car has so far looked better than last year’s and a good car for Logan to learn his trade in F1. He will be hoping to give many battles in midfield and gather some valuable points for his team. As expected due to his rookie status, though, not much is expected by him in his first season in an non-frontrunner car and bookmakers give him a 2000/1 chance of winning the championship. He is thought to be finishing around the low positions in the championship, along with the Alpha Tauri and the Haas drivers. As of our prediction, we expect a steady season by Logan, but no miracles, and due to the low midfields’ competitiveness he should finish in rather 19th or 20th position.
A solid F1 debut for Sargeant in Bahrain
Sargeant made his F1 debut in the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain. Williams showed some good signs and the car looked consistent pace wise. Logan was and overall surprise in qualifying, as he got to grips with the car in quick fashion and nearly reaching Q2. He didn’t though, despite posting the same time as Lando Norris (but crossing the line second), so he ended up in 16th position. At the start of the race, Sargeant showed no signs of fear and he stayed close to his competitors in a track that seemed to fit Williams. He steadily gained positions, also benefiting from retirements ahead of him and he finished the race in respectable 12th position. It wasn’t points on debut, but a brilliant result nonetheless.
First street track experience proves tricky in Jeddah
After making his overall F1 debut in F1 it was the time for Sargeant to make his street circuit debut in his second ever race. The track was Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Williams didn’t quite replicate its strong performance from Bahrain, as the car showed a lack of pace. Albon couldn’t get out of Q1 and Sargeant had a bit of a mare in qualifying making severall mistakes and not even managing to be within the 107% of the lap set by poleman Sergio Perez. He qualified last, but was allowed to start the race despite missing the 107% time. It was a safe start by Logan, but later in the lap he passed Nyck de Vries and the took advantage of the two Mclarens who needed repairs and pitted. Sargeant reached as high as 14th, but was later passed again by drivers and managed to finish only 16th taking adantage of his teammate’s and Lance Stroll’s retirements, beating only Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas on track.
A rookie mistake in Australia
Sargeant travelled to Albert Park hoping for a more positive weekend. This time he managed to put on a competitive time in qualifying, which wasn’t enough to take him out of the Q1 once again. And while his teammate managed to get in the Q3, Logan would probably be dissapointed with just 18th in qualifying. His race didn’t start well also, losing two positions to both Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez who started from pitlane, but was in 19th with Charles Leclerc out of the race, when his teammate crashed to bring out the first red flag. Although an eventful race upfront Logan had a rather uninspiring afternoon. And it got even worse, when the red flag came out again for Kevin Magnussen and the race restarted with two laps to go. In the restart Logan misjudged his braking and he slammed in the back of Nyck de Vries, puting both de Vries’ and his own car in the gravel and out of the race, unable to take place in the last restart.
From highs to lows in Baku
Moving on from Australia, Sargeant wanted a different race in Azerbaijan and the Baku circuit, as the sprint format offered more chances for points. In Friday’s qualifying which set the grid for the main race, Sargeant managed to make it to the Q2 for the first time in his career, but 15th was the highest he could achieve. In Saturday’s sprint qualifying, the “Sprint Shootout”, Sargeant crashed into the wall heavily destroying the Williams and blaming the two Ferraris for getting in his way and distracting him. The damage to his car prevented him from participating in the sprint race, so his next session was Sunday’s race. Despite starting 14th, due to Esteban Ocon’s pitlane start, he didn’t manage to be competitive in the race and he fell backwards, eventually finishing 16th and the last driver on the lead lap, in pretty univentful race.
A very dissapointing grand prix on home soil in Miami
Sargeant was the fan favourite in Miami, as he was about to race in F1 on home soil for the first time. As the first US driver since Scott Speed in 2007 to make it to F1, Sargeant was really excited to race in Miami. He also expected a better performance which never really came, despite his statement prior to the Grand Prix that he liked the “normal” weekend more than Baku’s sprint one. In qualifying, he was slowest of all, finishing 20th, although teammate Albon qualified 11th, in a track that would normally not really suit the Williams. Logan started the race on hard tyres, doing the so-called “alternative strategy”. He didn’t manage to gain, anything on the first corner and had a pretty indifferent race, being the slowest of all and eventually finishing in a dissapointing 20th place, being on of the only two lapped drivers, in a race without retirements.
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