The season will kick off in Bahrain on Sunday and three rookies have already achieved their goals of Get in on the action Formula 1.
Logan Sargeant and Williams are the American drivers in the sport; Nyck De Vries is with AlphaTauri; Oscar Piastri, McLaren; they will embark on their first season.
Piastri will replace Daniel Ricciardo from Australia, who was a Red Bull reserve driver since 2014.
“It is nice to be the next Aussie into F1,” Piastri stated. “There’s usually only one of us at a time, but there’s a big sense of pride being the only Aussie on the grid. It is a special feeling.”
The winner of the Formula The 2020 championship will feature 3 champions Formula Piastri won the title 2 in 2021. Last year, he was a reserve driver at Alpine.
Piastri, Andrea Stella’s new team principal has been impressed already of McLaren.
“A characteristic we like a lot is that he’s a man of few words, but the right words,” Stella said.
“He’s certainly focused, and also, I would say demanding. The focus goes into being demanding to the team, and this will certainly help elevate the standards.”
He said that he was happy to be back after a year of being on the sidelines. “not ideal,” Piastri (21 years old) is keen to go back racing.
“I tried to make the most of what I had last year, trying to learn as much as I could about the F1 environment outside of the driving,” He said.
“I learned some things I wouldn’t necessarily have learned elsewhere. Now, I’m definitely looking forward to getting stuck in again.”
De Vries has one advantage over the other rookies: He raced in last year’s Italian Grand Prix.
De Vries, of Williams called on the Netherlands to help him after Alex Albon suffered from appendicitis. When he was ninth, the rookie received two points.
Pierre Gasly then announced, about one month later, that he would join Alpine fortress. 2023AlphaTauri has signed de Vries as the 2019 AlphaTauri Formula 1 champion, 1 winner of The 2020-21 Formula Title.
De Vries, at 28 years old is an older driver than the average rookie. But he’s grateful for his opportunity.
“I get the opportunity to live my dream,” He said.
“I think partly because my journey has been slightly unusual and longer, I’m even more grateful for the opportunity, more motivated to grab it and hungrier to show what I’m worth.”
De Vries was the reserve Mercedes driver in 2021, 2022 and will be sharing the stage with Max Verstappen, a Dutch driver who is also a two-time champion.
“Obviously, Max has done incredibly well in Formula 1,” de Vries said. “He’s dominating our sport at the moment and rightfully the whole country is behind him, and the Dutch are very excited about Formula 1.”
Sargeant, unlike de Vries and Piastri, has never had this experience. of The junior single-seater championship was won by her.
Sargeant was fourth in last year’s Formula He won the 2nd championship and he is now above the threshold of 40 points required for the title F.I.A. Super License, the document issued by the sport’s governing body that allows drivers to compete in Formula 1.
Although Williams has finished last in the constructors’ championship in four of Sargeant has been under great pressure for the past five seasons to produce results.
“In Formula 1 you’re never completely safe,” He said. “You have to come in and perform at an extremely high level, but I do have to be realistic.
“The approach, especially at the beginning, is to learn as much as possible and take it from there. I don’t want to put too much expectation on myself. I’m just going to take it as it comes.”
Sargeant is 22 years old and the first American driver since Alexander Rossi 2015
He will get the distinction of Las Vegas will be hosting three Grands Prix at home, which is in addition to races in Miami (Texas) and Austin (Texas).
“Having three home Grands Prix is not something many have ever been able to say,” Sargeant said. “I just really see it as a privilege and an honor.”