Biography of Logan Sargeant
Born on December 31, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Logan Hunter Sargeant is a 23-year-old American driver currently lining up with the Williams Racing team. He became Formula 1’s first American driver in nearly nine years when he took to the grid for the 2023 season.
Standing at 5 feet 11 inches (1.81m), Sargeant is gearing up for his second season in F1 after the Grove-based outfit retained him for 2024.
Logan Sargeant before F1
Logan Sargeant's journey to F1 began at a young age, with his first taste of competition coming on the karting track at just eight years old.
In 2015, he won the Karting Federation Junior Championship, becoming the first American to win an FIA karting championship since 1978.
Sargeant stepped up to the Formula 4 UAE Championship in 2016, finishing second with an impressive 15 podium finishes.
He raced for Carlin Racing in the British F4 Championship the following year, finishing third with two wins and ten podiums.
After placing fourth overall with three wins and seven podiums with R-ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup, the Florida native returned to Carlin in 2019 for his rookie season of the Formula 3 Championship.
Moving to the front-running Prema Racing for the 2020 season, Sargeant stormed to his first F3 victory in the Silverstone Feature race, followed by a Sprint race win in Belgium.
Sargeant missed out on the championship title by just four points to his teammate, Oscar Piastri, ultimately finishing third overall.
In 2021, the American returned to F3 for a third season, this time with the Charouz Racing System. He secured a single victory at the Sochi Autodrom and finished seventh in the standings.
Later that year, he got his first taste of Formula 2, competing in the final three races with HWA Racelab.
For the 2022 season, Sargeant secured a permanent seat in F2 with Carlin. He claimed victories at Silverstone and Spielberg, along with podium finishes in Barcelona and Baku.
He finished the season fourth overall, finally earning the FIA Super Licence.
Sargeant would then be confirmed to join the F1 grid alongside Alex Albon at Williams Racing for the 2023 season, becoming the first American driver to do so since 2015.
Logan Sargeant in F1
In spite of it being a dream come true for Sargeant, his debut season in F1 was a far cry from what he had hoped for.
The American rookie suffered seven retirements throughout the season and was unable to score points until the 19th round, when he finished in tenth place in front of his home crowd in Austin.
However, this was the only time he managed to gain any points in the entire 2023 season, which ultimately saw him finish 21st in the drivers' standings.
Nevertheless, Williams Racing decided to retain the American for the 2024 season, giving him another chance to prove himself on the F1 stage.