American racer Logan Sargeant has been signed by the Williams’ Driver Academy after three successful seasons in Formula 3, with the 20-year-old praising their “great track record of bringing young talent into Formula 1.”

In 2021, Sargeant led Charouz Racing System to their first victory at this level and their highest ever points tally, finishing seventh in the Drivers’ standings. With four podiums in total, including his victory in Sochi, the American helped Charouz to fifth in the Teams’ Championship.

“I am delighted to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy,” said Sargeant. “It’s a team with not only a fantastic history, but a great track record of bringing young talent into Formula 1.

“I am really excited to begin working with the team and can’t wait to hit the ground running.”

A title challenger in the 2020 season with PREMA, Sargeant narrowly missed out on the crown to Oscar Piastri, finishing third overall with six podiums and two wins.

Sargeant took four podiums includnig one win in 2021 with Charouz Racing System
Sargeant took four podiums, includnig one win, in 2021 with Charouz Racing System

Williams say his role include simulator work and helping with car development, “becoming fully immersed into the team both trackside and at the factory in Grove.”

Williams CEO Jost Capito added: “I am incredibly pleased to welcome Logan to the Williams Racing Driver Academy. He’s demonstrated his talent in FIA Formula 3, consistently delivering strong results in an extremely competitive field.

“I’m proud that Williams will play a part in supporting the progression and growth of another talented young driver.”

Sargeant’s plans for the 2022 campaign remain unknown, with Williams saying they will be “announced in due course.” The American joins Roy Nissany, Jack Aitken and Jamie Chadwick in the Academy ranks.