Logan Sargeant regrettably lost out on a bonus qualification point that would have qualified him for a 2022 superlicence.
Logan Sargeant was regrettably lost the opportunity to take an initial step toward gaining his F1 superlicence and a race with Williams for the upcoming season.
The promotion of the Williams development driver to a fulltime race seat for 2022, together with Alex Albon, has all but been announced.
Over the course of the US Grand Prix weekend, Williams Team Principal Jost Capito disclosed that Sargeant would be given the seat if he can earn enough superlicence points.
The American presently possesses 28 of the 40 superlicence points needed to be allowed to compete in Formula One in the upcoming season.
His present standing of third in the 2022 Formula 2 Drivers’ Championship might provide him an additional 40 points, which would be more than enough to earn him a superlicense.
Currently, he needs to finish no lower than sixth in the F2 Drivers’ rankings to qualify for a superlicense.
Williams’ superlicence plan failed in Mexico
Sargeant could mathematically drop to ninth or tenth rank in the standings, which would only be worth 3 or 4 superlicence points, with one round of the F2 season remaining and a maximum of 39 championship points up for grabs.
The American has been participating in free practise sessions with Williams to help him earn his superlicense, with each session’s 100 kilometres of running worth one extra superlicence point.
Sargeant was supposed to participate in FP1 in the Mexican and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix in order to achieve 30 superlicence points. As a result, he would only have needed to finish P6 in the F2 rankings to be qualified for a superlicense.
Sargeant was only a few laps away from winning the extra point, but his strategy was interrupted by a red flag at the end of session one for the Mexican Grand Prix.
“The two red flags didn’t help,” Sargeant said after the session.
“To be honest, I think we did everything we could. We did a lot of laps and were on the track as much as possible. It was just a shame.”
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