Who was the last F1 driver from the US 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.
Logan Sargeant is set to become the first full-time American driver in Formula 1 since 2007 as Williams Racing launches the FW45 machine he will pilot in 2023.
The Florida native is set to partner with Alexander Albon as he carries the Star and Stripes, becoming the 58th American to race in a Grand Prix and the first American to be representing in eight years.
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 March 17-19 at the STC Saudi Arabian GP Jeddah Street Circuit.
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