See Williams tweet below that shows how Logan Sargeant made it to F1 as opposed to wasting time in IndyCar, which has proven to not be a good path to F1.
In fact, it is the other way around, those drivers spit out by F1 and have no chance for a ride, do eye IndyCar.
November 21, 2022
Williams Racing officially confirmed on Monday that Logan Sargeant will race for the team in the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship after securing sufficient points following the final Formula 2 race in Abu Dhabi to qualify for a Super License.
Logan was crowned rookie of the year after finishing his Formula 2 season fourth in the championship with 148 points, taking two Feature race wins and two podiums in the process.
The Williams Academy driver completes the team’s line-up for the 2023 season alongside Alex Albon and will become the first American to compete in Formula 1 since 2015.
Logan Sargeant: “It’s a huge honor and a dream come true to be given this opportunity to compete in Formula 1 with Williams Racing. A massive thank you to every person at Williams Racing, and Dorilton Motor Sports for the support they’ve given me since the day I first joined the team at the 2021 United States Grand Prix. Being a part of the Williams Driver Academy for the past year has given me an important platform to develop as a driver and prepare me for this next chapter. I’m ready and excited to be a part of this journey as the team looks to progress up the grid.”
Jost Capito, CEO and Team Principal, Williams Racing: “We’re delighted to officially announce Logan as our driver for next year after qualifying for a super license following the final F2 event of the season in Abu Dhabi. Logan completes our exciting driver line-up for 2023 alongside Alex. Since joining our Driver Academy at the end of 2021, Logan has been able to fully integrate with the team at Grove while on the simulator and more recently at track during the four Free Practice sessions he’s participated in. He’s had a strong rookie season in Formula 2, and we are excited to watch him make the step up in Formula 1. We are here to support that journey with him.”
Sven Smeets, Sporting Director, Williams Racing: “To be able to give Logan the opportunity to compete in Formula 1 for Williams Racing next year after being an integral part of our Driver Academy is a proud moment for the team. Seeing a driver from the Academy getting in our F1 seat is a motivation for all the other Academy drivers and demonstrates the legitimacy of the program and the platform it provides. We are not only preparing him on track, but will be working hard over the winter off track to ensure he’s in the best possible position to start 2023.”
From Florida to @F1 driver 🇺🇸🏁
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) November 21, 2022