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Williams announce Sargeant to drive in Brazilian GP practice

Potential 2023 F1 driver Logan Sargeant will get another chance at a superlicence point in Brazil, where he will replace Alex Albon in Free Practice 2.

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Logan Sargeant is set for another Formula 1 free practice outing at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he will replace Alex Albon for FP2.

American Sargeant is set for promotion from Formula 2 in 2023, provided he can secure the superlicence points he needs at the finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

Drivers can also secure an additional one point per practice session, with 100km needing to be completed.

However, in Mexico City last time out, Sargeant only completed 96km, meaning he was ineligible for the point – hence the decision by Williams to put him in Albon's car during FP2 at Interlagos.

Unusually, Albon steps out of the car during FP2 instead of the normal first practice session.

As Brazil is a Sprint weekend, qualifying is held on Friday evening, meaning Albon would only drive the car for the first time in qualifying if he vacated the seat in FP1.

Teams are unable to change their cars after qualifying as they enter parc ferme.

"I’m looking forward to getting back in the FW44 for FP2 in Sao Paulo, I can’t wait to keep progressing with the team and building on the experience I gained in Austin and Mexico City," explained Sargeant.

"To be given the opportunity to drive at such an iconic track like Interlagos with its banked corners and the Senna S is a great feeling.

"A massive thank you once again to everyone at Williams for giving me another chance to get behind the wheel."

He is also set to drive in FP1 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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