Williams Driver Academy score hat-trick of podiums at Silverstone

Published on
03 Jul 2022
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The Williams Driver Academy talent continued their success at Silverstone this weekend with a hat trick of podiums

The Williams Driver Academy talent continued their success at Silverstone this weekend with a hat trick of podiums with Logan Sargeant and Jamie Chadwick claiming commanding victories in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and W Series respectively, while Zak O’Sullivan earned second in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.
Logan Sargeant won his first Formula 2 race following a controlling performance at Silverstone Circuit and becomes the first American driver to win in F2. The result sees the Carlin driver move up to third in the drivers’ championship on 88 points.
Jamie Chadwick continued her perfect start to the season with her first home win at Silverstone on Saturday. The British driver dominated from the start and led the entire race from pole position. Jamie extends her lead in the W Series championship standings to 47 points.
Following his first pole position in Formula 3, Zak O’Sullivan went on to claim his first podium in F3 with a second-place finish in front of a home crowd.
Logan Sargeant: What a day to win my first ever Formula 2 feature race here at Silverstone! It’s such a historic track and my favourite circuit on the calendar making it extremely special. A big thank you to Williams for the support this season, and to Carlin for putting a great car on the ground to give me the opportunity to go out there and have a good weekend. Looking forward to what’s to come and hopefully we can keep it going.
Jamie Chadwick: It feels really good to win here and that’s a monkey off my back having not won a W Series race in Britain before today. I’m super happy with that drive. I got a bit nervy with the rain at one point but managed to maintain a good gap to the guys fighting behind me which was nice. I was really hungry coming into this weekend as this is the race all of the British drivers want to win, so it means a hell of a lot.
Zak O’Sullivan: A really good feature race today managing to finish P2. I lost a position quite early on during the start to Leclerc. I managed to stay in the DRS for quite a long time which was good. There was a bit of pressure towards the end with Bearman getting up to P3 and it being very close across the line. A massive thanks to Carlin and Williams for their support. We’ve really improved the car over the past couple of days and started off the weekend well with pole position, so P2 is probably one of the best results we could’ve hoped for.
Sven Smeets, Sporting Director: It’s been an incredible weekend for our Driver Academy with Jamie, Logan and Zak capitalising on their pole positions to be on the podium. Jamie and Logan both displayed dominating performances to achieve victory in their respective series. Zak showed a mature performance to claim his first podium in Formula 3 finishing in second place at his home race. These achievements highlight the incredible effort, determination and persistence of our Academy Drivers. Everyone at Williams is incredibly proud of their results and look forward to supporting the rest of their seasons.
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