Despite Colton Herta’s snobbery, F1’s American dream lives on as Williams Eyes Promising American Star replacing Latifi

With Williams driver Nicholas Latifi set to leave Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 F1 season, Williams already has a promising talent in mind to replace him. The British F1 team are eyeing rising F2 driver Logan Sargeant who could join the Grove-based team next year. However, things will have to fall for that to happen.

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While Nicholas Latifi has decided to leave Williams after a few bittersweet years, the British team now have their sights set on American motorsport driver Logan Sargeant. However, Sargeant will need to have the FIA ​​super license by next year to race in F1.

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Speaking of superlicense, he can only achieve this by finishing the 2022 F2 season at P5 or above. With Felipe Drugovich already in first place and winning the championship with 241 points, there are only four superlicence spots left. However, things look a bit better for Sargeant as he is in P3 with 135 points.

Despite the cushion, the American F2 driver would still need to keep an eye on him. Even though Sargeant is with 135 points, drivers like Jehan Daruvala, Jack Doohan and Enzo Fittipaldi are blowing on his neck with 126 points, and Liam Lawson with 123 points.

With Colton Herta’s chances lost, all eyes are on Logan Sargeant

During the summer break, rumors swirled about Colton Herta’s chances of being McLaren’s place next year. With the Woking-based team having already bid farewell to Daniel Ricciardo, the odds were high regarding Herta’s infusion into McLaren.

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However, Team Papaya decided to go for Oscar Piastri instead. Subsequently, Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri became interested in the IndyCar driver. But he lacked 8 points to obtain his super license.

All of this shattered the American dream of having an F1 driver on the track. With the resurgence of Sargeant now, hopes are still alive as the American driver has already joined Williams Academy in 2021.

Additionally, Nyck de Vries, who served as Williams’ reserve driver, also had a chance to win the Williams seat. As de Vries will move to AlphaTauri next season, the way seems to be open for Logan Sargeant.

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As it stands, only the superlicense is the barrier that stands between Logan Sargeant and Williams headquarters. With the last race in Abu Dhabi in November this year, it will be interesting to see if Sargeant can become the first American F1 driver after Mario Andretti.

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