The 2023 Formula 1 season will have three new drivers, although we have already seen one of them run in Monza with the Williams team, Nyck deVries, who will now start with AlphaTauri. The other two flyers are Oscar Piastri, in McLaren, and the American Logan Sargeant.

Williams thanked Canadian Nicholas Lattifi after a weak season, in which he was also involved in a couple of crashes that destroyed the car, and that has high financial consequences for a team. In his place he appointed another American, Sargeant, originally from Florida, United States, a market that Formula 1 had a hard time seducing.

Sargeant hasn’t dropped 20 yet

Sargeant entered Formula 1 with barely enough points on the Superlicense after finishing fourth in Formula 2 in 2022, the year in which he was also a test driver for Williams, so She has already been in contact with the world of the Great Circus, but she is still not believed that she is already a regular pilot and with all the laws.

Logan Sargeant hasn't dropped 20 yet
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“It’s been a couple of months since I was confirmed as a Formula 1 driver, but really I don’t know if I have already assimilated it. I probably don’t knowand will assimilate completely until we reach the first race, when we do the track walk on Thursday,” he said. in reference to the Bahrain Grand Prix.

First American in F1 since 2007

To get to Formula 1, the route to follow is the children’s and youth categories in Europe. For a long time in the United States, motorsports was synonymous with Nascar, so the Monroe doctrine imposed something like “Nascar for the Americans”, but Sargeant did make the leap to Europe with the intention of reaching Formula 1.

Sargeant’s arrival in Formula 1 represents a historic event for American motorsports, as it will have a national driver for the first time since 2007, since Scott Speed, who raced for Red Bull, at its affiliate team, Toro Rosso.

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Speed ​​did not get any points in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In the latter he participated in 10 races, of which he abandoned in seven, for which he was cut after the middle of the season.

Later the United States had Alexander Rossi, who raced in five Grands Prix in 2015 with Marussia, among them the Mexican Grand Prix, and he could not get points either, for which the dream did not come to pass.

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This means that Sargeant it would be enough for him to finish in the top 10 drivers of any race in 2023 to surpass the production of his two predecessors and for this it will be almost local at the Miami, Austin and Las Vegas Grand Prix, and we say almost because the Latino community in the United States is super involved with Checo Pérez.

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