SILVERSTONE, England — Florida-born Logan Sargeant became the first American to win a Formula Two race when he captured Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
A member of the Williams driver academy claimed his first pole on Friday and grabbed the early lead in Sunday’s race and held off Theo Pourchaire to claim his first victory in the series.
While officially the first American to win in the series, Alexander Rossi won an event when it was known as the GP2 Series in 2015.
Sargeant, who drives for the Carlin team, moved to third in the standings with the victory.
“I think after being extremely good here in F3 in 2020 I knew it was a great opportunity,” Sargeant said. “I was very confident in the car that Carlin gave me. It was a long, hard-fought weekend, Theo put pressure on in the race but I got it done. It’s obviously a good confidence boost as well. Yeah, it’s awesome.”