Sargeant seizes Mick Schumacher’s last chance

( – Mick Schumacher’s only theoretical last chance for a racing cockpit in the 2023 Formula 1 season blew up on Sunday. After fifth place in the Formula 2 feature race at the end of the season, Logan Sargeant finished the championship in fourth place overall, earning more than enough points to earn the super license.

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Logan Sargeant finally secured Williams’ cabin


This means that the American will drive for Williams next season. The British team had already confirmed Sargeant, but he did not yet meet the formal requirements for a “Formula 1 driver’s license”.

With his participation in free practice sessions in Austin, Interlagos and Abu Dhabi, Sargeant had increased his tally to 30 points. For fourth place in Formula 2 2022, he now receives 30 more points, well above the 40 points needed to obtain the superlicence.

Lights and shadows for the testers on Friday

Therefore, Sargeant is not dependent on the two extra points he receives because he did not receive any penalty points in the 2022 Formula 2 season.

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While Sargeant was under pressure to get the required super license result in his behavior on the race track, some of his Formula 2 colleagues, who also competed in the first free practice session on Friday, looked genuinely inspired.

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson won the sprint race on Saturday and finished third in the feature race. As a result, the New Zealander, who will be racing next year in Japanese Super Formula, relegated Sargeant to third in the championship.

Doohan has a wheel off

Aston Martin reserve driver Felipe Drugovich, who already won the title, bid farewell to Formula 2 with a third-place finish in the sprint race and two in the feature race.

The season ended unhappily for young Alpine Jack Doohan. The son of five-time motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan led Sunday’s feature race for a long time. However, after the forced pit stop, the Australian lost his left front wheel which was not properly attached and had to park his car.

Therefore, his Virtuosi team should incur a severe penalty, because the loose wheel rolled dangerously across the track. Several drivers had to swerve to avoid a collision.

Tatiana Calderón, the only woman in the Formula 2 field, had a difficult weekend on her return to the cockpit after suffering a hand injury at Monza and finished both races in 20th and 18th position respectively. (Reading tip: Our article “Women in Formula 1: How can it work, Tatiana Calderón?”).

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