Williams driver Logan Sargeant has become the latest 2023 rookie to announce what permanent number he will have plastered on the front of his car as he gets set to go racing next season.

    Sargeant will be racing with the #2 – last used by the now Aston Martin reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne during his stint with McLaren in 2017 and 2018 – as his race number for next season.

    Sargeant had previously used the #45 when taking part in free practice sessions for Williams in the past and had been racing with the #6 in Formula 2 this season – where he finished fourth in the championship standings.

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    The former Williams Academy driver had been asked a couple of weeks ago whether he knew what race number he would be using in 2023 and he admitted then “I can’t really figure it out myself. I’ve looked through the list, many, many times, and one hasn’t really stood out to me yet.”

    However, it appears the American racer has now decided, as Williams announced that Sargeant will be running a number with which he has achieved previous success, although he admits the number he originally wanted is not available.

    “I used to run [number two] in Formula Renault, and I had a pretty good season that year,” said Sargeant. “Number three is my number, but that’s taken [by Daniel Ricciardo] so I figured why not take a winning number from the past and run with in F1?”