Not Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher – American rookie Logan Sargeant picks NASCAR legend to inspire F1 movement

After a mediocre 3-year stint in Formula 1, Williams has parted ways with Nicholas Latifi. Although experienced drivers were available, Williams promoted their academic talent, Logan Sargeant, to fill the empty cockpit. As the F2 driver prepares to make his debut at the pinnacle of motorsport, we take a look at who he idolizes and draws inspiration from. And no, it’s not an F1 guy.

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America’s wait to see one of its Formula 1 races is finally over as Logan Sargeant joins Williams for the 2023 season. The last driver from the United States to race in Formula 1 was Alexander Rossi, who only competed in 5 races for Marussia in 2014 and 2015. Logan increased the popularity of Formula 1 in the United States.

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Who worships Logan Sargent?

Logan Sargeant’s arrival in F1 was in doubt until the end, as he hunted for the points needed to secure a premium license. Williams had earlier announced his intention to sign Sergeant, on the condition that he obtain his super license. Logan finished P5 in the final race in Abu Dhabi which sealed his seat for the Oxfordshire-based team.

October 21, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Williams Racing driver Logan Sargeant (45) of Team USA leads during practice for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the 21-year-old on his way to joining the network next year, Williams gave him a fun interview where he revealed his inspiration. β€œIn racing, my number one champion when I was young was, funnily enough, Jeff Gordon. I just loved watching him and the way he fought on the track,” he said. Logan admitted.

Jeff Gordon is an American former auto racing driver. Gordon had a phenomenal NASCAR career finishing as a 4-time champion in the series.

It will be exciting for fans to see an American driver racing full-time in F1 again. Teams will also keep an eye on the rookie driver, as he can act as a gateway to some American sponsorship.

Logan Sargeant reacts to the exciting opportunity to race for Williams

Mario Andretti was the last American driver to win a race in Formula 1. However, that was in 1978. While Logan’s chances of winning a GP with Williams are slim, he will certainly be looking to impress the bigger teams. For now, the rookie driver is grateful to have the opportunity to race in F1.

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Motorsports recently quoted him as saying, β€œIt is such an honor and a dream come true to be given this opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing. A big thank you to everyone at Williams Racing and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support they have given me since the first day I joined the team for the 2021 United States Grand Prix.” .

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Are you looking forward to seeing Logan make his debut next year? How high in the ranking do you think he will end up with?

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