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Who was the last American F1 driver before Logan Sargeant?

F1 teams have long sought to have an American driver, and Logan Sargeant is finally bringing the United States back on the F1 grid.

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Logan Sargeant is the first full-time American driver in Formula 1 since 2007 as Williams Racing launches the FW45 machine he will pilot in 2024.

The Florida native has had a respective showing in F1 with Williams Racing in 2023 to date. His best finish came in Austin, Texas at the United States Grand Prix, where he finished in 10th position.

But before Sargeant, many other Let’s take a look at the list of Americans who came before Sargeant.

Last American F1 driver before Logan Sargeant

Despite the inconsistency of American drivers in F1 over the years, a few have had considerable success in the racing series.

The last driver to race in F1 was Alexander Rossi for Manor in 2015. However, he was only limited to five starts in an F1 car.

Scott Speed with Toro Rosso came before Rossi and was the only American driver to complete a full-fledged F1 season in 2006.

Way before that, in 1961 and 1978, Phil Hill and Mario Andretti won the drivers’ title, the only two times the United States won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.

With Sargeant’s arrival, the U.S. is bringing back life to drivers in the country.

When is the next F1 race?

The next F1 race occurs on May 5 in Miami.