Carlin have announced that they have signed Logan Sargeant for the 2022 campaign, with the American racer set to debut for the team in Formula 2 at post-season testing in Abu Dhabi later this week.
The Williams Academy driver previously raced for the team in British Formula 4 and in his first season of Formula 3. He gained his first experience of F2 in the penultimate round of the 2021 season in Jeddah with HWA RACELAB, securing 16th and 14th place finishes.
Sargeant joins on the back of a successful season in F3 with Charouz Racing System, where he claimed four podiums, including a win in the season finale at Sochi. He was a title contender in 2020 with PREMA Racing, finishing third overall with six podiums and one win.
Before joining up with the team for testing, Sargeant will enjoy his first Formula 1 outing on Tuesday, in the end of season Young Driver Test with Williams.
“This is an incredible week for me!” said Sargeant. “To get my first taste of the FW43B tomorrow and then follow that up with three days testing in my new F2 car is just incredible. I can’t wait to re-join Carlin who have been so strong in F2 and get to work on our 2022 programme.
“Big thanks to Trevor, my management at Infinity and of course Williams Racing for this incredible opportunity.”
Sargeant finished third in British F4 with the team back in 2017, on the back of being the UAE F4 vice-champion that same year. The American also has further experience in Formula Renault and European Le Mans.
Carlin Team Principal Trevor Carlin said: “This is an incredible week for me! To get my first taste of the FW43B tomorrow and then follow that up with three days testing in my new F2 car is just incredible.
“I can’t wait to re-join Carlin who have been so strong in F2 and get to work on our 2022 programme. Big thanks to Trevor, my management at Infinity and of course Williams Racing for this incredible opportunity.”
Williams Racing Sporting Director Sven Smeets added “I’m extremely excited to see Logan compete in next year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship. I know it will be a great experience for him and it’s another key step towards his goal of racing in Formula One.
"Logan’s FIA Formula 3 campaigns demonstrated his capabilities against many talented drivers, proving that he is more than capable of the promotion to Formula 2, and we will do our very best to continue supporting his development throughout the 2022 season.
"I’m also delighted that Williams will continue to be represented on the junior series’ grid, once again highlighting the team’s role in supporting and nurturing young driver talent.”