Prema Racing has announced the signing of Logan Sargeant for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 season.

Sargeant, 18, made his debut in F3 last year with Carlin after previously racing in Formula 4 and Formula Renault Eurocup off the back of world title wins in go-karting.

The American scored five points with Carlin last season, recording a best finish of eighth at Paul Ricard and the Hungaroring, and finished third in the end-of-year Macau Grand Prix.

Sargeant will now link up with Prema as the first of its three drivers confirmed for 2020 ahead of its title defence.

“I am thrilled to be racing with Prema in 2020. Coming off the back of their dominant season in this exciting championship, I’m delighted to be given the chance to continue that success into next season,” said Sargeant.

“We have already had a great test in Valencia which went really well and we got some great times out of the car and worked very well together. My goal for 2020 is to keep working on improving myself on and off the track and ultimately helping Prema to retain the title.”

Prema chief Rene Roisin added: “We are very happy to welcome Logan to our team. He made a name for himself in karting competition and showed winning potential in all the championships he entered so far.

“For the first time in his career, he will not be a rookie in 2020, and we think his insight will be highly beneficial for him and for the whole operation.

“I am excited to see how our team is shaping up for 2020 and I can’t wait for the team to get back on track after a very successful first season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.”

Prema swept the top three in the drivers’ championship in F3 last year with Robert Shwartzman, Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala, with Shwartzman and Armstrong already confirmed to be moving up to Formula 2 for the 2020 season.

 

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