Williams' Logan Sargeant ready for pressure as American in F1 | 'The expectations are high' - Sky Sports

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Logan Sargeant is the archetypal American operator successful Formula 1 since 2015 arsenic helium replaces Nicholas Latifi astatine Wiliams; determination are 3 races successful the United States successful the 2023 Formula 1 calendar arsenic the athletics heads to Miami, Las Vegas and Austin

Last Updated: 17/01/23 5:00pm

Logan Sargeant says it is simply a imagination travel existent to articulation the Williams squad and statesman his Formula One journey

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Logan Sargeant says it is simply a imagination travel existent to articulation the Williams squad and statesman his Formula One journey

Logan Sargeant says it is simply a imagination travel existent to articulation the Williams squad and statesman his Formula One travel

Entering the F1 paddock comes with an immense magnitude of unit for immoderate driver, nary much truthful than Williams' newest prima Logan Sargeant.

Sargeant, 21, was revealed arsenic the replacement for Nicholas Latifi astatine past year's USA Grand Prix and arsenic the lone American successful a athletics that is taking disconnected successful the United States, helium knows each eyes volition beryllium connected him arsenic helium takes the adjacent measurement successful his career, his absorption already switching to proving himself connected motorsport's biggest stage.

"Obviously it is ace peculiar to beryllium the archetypal American operator successful a while," said Sargeant.

"With 3 Grand Prixs [in America], that is going to beryllium fun. Miami is conscionable connected my doorstep truthful I americium truly looking guardant to that one.

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"It is possibly a small spot of other pressure, but, astatine the extremity of the day, I enactment a batch of unit connected myself and the expectations are high.

"We conscionable request to get the occupation done."

As helium teams up with Alex Albon astatine Williams, Sargeant becomes the archetypal American operator successful the athletics since Alexander Rossi successful 2015, the past American to triumph a contention being Mario Andretti backmost successful 1978.

The unit volition beryllium mounting arsenic the play draws closer, but Sargeant has ever made definite to retrieve helium is surviving retired his imagination for a squad who person supported him for truthful long.

Sargeant finished 5th successful the last F2 diagnostic contention of 2022 to unafraid his ace licence

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Sargeant finished 5th successful the last F2 diagnostic contention of 2022 to unafraid his ace licence

Sargeant finished 5th successful the last F2 diagnostic contention of 2022 to unafraid his ace licence

"It is decidedly a imagination travel true. I consciousness similar 16 years of hard work, the value was lifted disconnected my shoulders that we made it here," helium added.

"Then you instantly think, present the existent enactment starts trying to support my spot successful Formula 1 going forward.

"The stars decidedly person to align and you person to beryllium successful the close spot astatine the close time.

"Williams has supported maine truthful overmuch since the extremity of past twelvemonth and they gave maine truthful overmuch assurance passim the twelvemonth that this spot was up for grabs if I did my job.

"Going into that past round, I needed to get my ace licence and the unit was connected to maximise the play and we did.

"I americium conscionable looking guardant to doing my champion for them successful the future."

Williams squad main James Vowles denies Mercedes power rival F1 team

Newly-appointed Williams squad main James Vowles insists the squad volition not go a "mini-Mercedes" pursuing his determination from the Silver Arrows.

Williams announced connected Friday that Vowles volition instrumentality implicit arsenic squad main connected February 20 up of the caller season, ending his 13-year tally with Mercedes.

James Vowles (L) with Lewis Hamilton

James Vowles (L) with Lewis Hamilton

Vowles, who departs his presumption arsenic strategy director, provides a further nexus betwixt the 2 teams, who are already tied by Mercedes having supplied Williams with engines since 2014.

Meanwhile, Mercedes squad main Toto Wolff is simply a erstwhile proprietor and manager of the British team, and Silver Arrows operator George Russell spent 3 years astatine Williams earlier partnering Hamilton for the archetypal clip past season.

"I wouldn't see it a mini-Mercedes," Vowles said connected Friday. "Williams is an incredibly autarkic squad successful its ain right, which has formed its ain history, its ain heritage.

Vowles had been astatine Mercedes since the team's inception successful 2010

"Williams is an wholly autarkic organisation, and furthermore, it's 1 that my occurrence is taxable and babelike connected maine doing a bully occupation there, and that has to beryllium autarkic of Mercedes.

"It doesn't mean that Mercedes and ourselves won't person collaboration successful immoderate signifier oregon another, determination was collaboration earlier I joined, but I person to bash what is champion for Williams from present onwards."

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