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Resilience: Logan Sargeant’s story

Resilience, in psychology, is the ability of a person to cope with and overcome a traumatic event or period of difficulty. Knowing how to pick yourself up when you feel overwhelmed by everything around you: there is no better way to describe Logan Sargeant.

From glory to the fall

In 2020 he dominated the FIA F3 championship with Prema alongside his teammate Oscar Piastri: it most likely was his best season. He fought with Oscar and the ART Grand Prix driver Théo Pourchaire until the last round. Still there was no way to recover from what had happened at Monza.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: <> during qualifying for the Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone on July 31, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Two crashes took him out of the points in both races and at Mugello the coup de grace. His retirement in the last race cost him second place by only one point. And even though it might seem impossible, things for Logan got even worse.

Losing a competitive championship like Formula 3 in such helpless conditions hurts, especially if you risk having to give up your dream during the winter break. In fact the American driver saw the possibility of competing in Formula 2 in 2021 slip through his fingers for economic reasons, whereas the other F3 title contenders would be lining up in the grid of the most prestigious junior formula competition.

The rise

Then came the sunray to which Logan clung with all his might. A fighter never gives up and so Sargeant decided to roll up his sleeves once again and take part once again in Formula 3 with Charouz. He succeeded in the impossible-looking mission of bringing the car on the podium, reaching the peak of his adventure with a victory in Russia.


His rebirth reaches its climax when the Williams team had to introduce its new academy member in Austin. Therefore Logan Sargeant is officially announced as a member of the Williams Racing Academy. He’s also finally given the chance to compete in Formula 2 with Carlin.

After a shaky start, the golden age begins at Silverstone. England brings him his first victory in the Feature Race, and he clames it once again in Austria. So Logan finds himself virtually holding 3rd place in the overall standings. Among various technical problems and incidents during the season, in Austin Jost Capito drops the bombshell: Logan Sargeant, if he manages to get the necessary points to get to the Super Licence, will earn himself a Formula 1 seat in 2023.

This inevitably puts many expectations on, he’s got to aim higher than he ever did, he has to work harder than he ever did.

Logan makes it


Despite a dull performance at Yas Marina, the American driver makes it. In 2023 Logan Sargeant will be on the Formula 1 grid driving for Williams alongside Alex Albon. It was quite a journey for the young man, who went from not even knowing if he could keep on racing to definining himself a Formula 1 driver. We welcome these good stories, these new talents who fight restlessly for their dreams, who love this sport as much as we fans do. We can see it in their eyes, hear it in ther anecdotes and witness it in their on-track actions. They too, before being drivers, are fans themselves.

Giulianna Faliero

I've always been passionate about motorsport and Mult1formula allows me to share this passion of mine. Here I write mostly about Formula 2 and Formula 3 for both our Italian and international articles.

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