Williams CEO Jost Capito remains convinced that Logan Sargeant will be in Formula 1 sooner or later, but the German does not want to say anything about a possible start next year, in particular because the Formula 2 championship does not is not finished yet.
After an impressive start to his first full season in Formula 2, claiming two wins and two more podiums, the Florida native currently sits third in the standings with 119 points heading into the summer break. Sargeant – who is a member of the Williams Academy – is clearly tipped to get a starting seat in F1 and the Williams CEO says he is convinced that he will one day join the 20 best drivers in the world in the premier class.
“He will be in a Formula 1 car in the future, I am absolutely convinced of that. We’re obviously impressed, it’s his first season in Formula 2. We didn’t put any pressure on him, he has time to develop, he really impressed us with how quickly he got to grips with the car .” said Jost Capito, quoted by the championship site.
Regarding a possible tenure of Sargeant in Formula 1 at Williams, the American driver will have to finish among the first five in the Formula 2 championship this season to obtain his super license – precious sesame to be able to drive in F1 – while he is currently third in the championship with four rounds remaining. But on the Williams side, although Nicholas Latifi’s future is not yet known (his contract expires this year, the Williams CEO insists it’s still a bit early to make any decision on the future of Sargeant.
“It’s quite tricky to make early decisions for a Formula 2 driver until the season is over. So that’s part of the decision-making process, of course. I think we have several options, and we will ultimately go with what we believe is best for the team. But it’s too early to go into details, because we’re not there yet.”
Logan Sargeant will participate with Williams in the first free practice of the United States Grand Prix scheduled for October on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. This driving is organized as part of the young drivers program.