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Williams: No concrete support if Sargent misses out on F1 super licence

Williams F1 boss Jost Capito announced Saturday in Austin that Formula 2 driver Sargent will get a race seat in 2023 as long as he earns the FIA’s required Super License points.

Sargent currently has 28 pointing to his name, but he could hit 30 with two clean practice games for Williams in Mexico and Abu Dhabi, leaving him in the The top six in the F2 standings are required to get a super license. He is currently third in the standings.

But if Sargent doesn’t get the required points, Williams has yet to decide who will take the second seat with Alex Albon in 2023.

When asked by Motorsport.com if there was a backup plan, Capito replied: “Yes, but not specific, not by name.

” Yes There are drivers who don’t get contracts. There are still good drivers and super license points, so it doesn’t matter. ”

Logan Sargeant, Williams Racing

Logan Sargeant, Williams Racing

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Williams has explored options to replace outgoing driver Nicholas Latifi. Team had hoped to loan Oscar from Alpine Piastri, but contract legend led the Australian to join McLaren.

Nyck de Vries is another driver who has raised eyebrows after his impressive stand-in at Monza for Albon, but He was snapped up by AlphaTauri to replace Pierre Gasly in the Alps. Sargent’s F2 performance since Silverstone has convinced teams that he is ready for the seat.

Sargent’s super The driver’s license bid is benefiting from his practice outing for Williams, while he may also get some bonus points depending on his record in F2 and F3 in previous years.

The F2 standings remain tight, with Sargent just 18 points clear of No. 8 and still 39 in Abu Dhabi.

Sargeant says he will “let Williams figure it out” What score does he need, and he’s “just driving a car I’m going as fast as I can at all times.

Capito explained that Sargeant’s extra practice was aimed at “as low-risk as possible” for the super license, as well as helping him prepare for next year’s upgrade.

“We want Logan to be ready for next season,” Capito said. “That means he has to maximize his racing time this year, which is why we gave him three FP1s.

“This gives him extra points for a super licence. They certainly won’t get hurt. Then he will also have a young driver test after Abu Dhabi.

” Now prepare to put Logan in the best position to start next season. ”

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