2019 Teams’ Champions PREMA Racing have announced Logan Sargeant as their first driver for the 2020 campaign. The American joins on the back of a successful post-season test with the Italian team at Valencia in October.

PREMA dominated the 2019 season, winning the Teams’ Championship and securing first, second and third in the Drivers’ standings and Sargeant will be tasked with helping them to retain their crowns.

Sargeant is well known across Junior Formula for his impressive karting career, where he won the CIK-FIA World Championship title and two WSK Champions Cup titles. The 18-year-old then made the successful transition to single-seaters, joining Formula 4, where he scored two wins and 25 podium finishes.

Sargeant finished fourth in the Formula Renault Eurocup series the following year, before making the step up to FIA F3. He finished 19th in his rookie year, with five points and will now look to use the experience gained to push forward in the new season.

On joining PREMA, Sargeant said “I am thrilled to be racing with PREMA in 2020. Coming off the back of their dominant season in this exciting championship, I’m delighted to be given the chance to continue that success into next season.

“We have already had a great test in Valencia which went really well and we got some great times out of the car and worked very well together. My goal for 2020 is to keep working on improving myself on and off the track and ultimately helping PREMA to retain the title.”

Team Principal René Rosin added: “We are very happy to welcome Logan to our team. He made a name for himself in karting competition and showed winning potential in all the championships he entered so far.

“For the first time in his career, he will not be a rookie in 2020, and we think his insight will be highly beneficial for him and for the whole operation. I am excited to see how our team is shaping up for 2020 and I can’t wait for the Team to get back on track after a very successful first season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.”