Does Logan Sargeant Feature in ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’?

Many Netflix viewers were hoping to see a shining star from the Sunshine State as they embarked on their binge of the 6th season of the acclaimed docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The TV show has turned many Americans into Formula 1 fans with its captivating depiction of the racing events dominated predominantly by Europe. However, while expectations were high, they quickly fizzled out as fans realized the screen time for Fort Lauderdale’s own Logan Sargeant was shockingly short. Dressed impressively in his blue Williams Racing attire, the driver made his debut on the fourth episode only, delivering a speech to his team about his dedication and growth. Beyond this, he only reappeared briefly in the 9th episode.
While his inaugural season had its moments of struggle, which led F1 authorities to label him as a racer with extreme performance fluctuations, his absence from the docuseries was felt. Despite not having the same fan-following as Max Verstappen or Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull, his identity as the sole American driver made viewers wish for more of his presence. The absence of Sargeant in two episodes of the show sparked disappointment among fans and led to various reactions on X, previously known as Twitter.
Some fans humorously noted the disproportionate screen time given to George Russell’s crash during the Singapore Grand Prix compared to Sargeant’s fleeting appearances.
Others commented on watching the show merely to catch glimpses of Sargeant’s face showing up in some frames.
Sargeant, a native of Fort Lauderdale, relocated to Europe during his teens to chase his racing goals. His resiliency resulted in his triumph in the Formula 2 championship, with three podium finishes in 2022. In March 2023, he made his Formula 1 debut with the British F1 team Williams Racing at the Bahrain Grand Prix, securing the 12th position. He revisited his childhood roots in South Florida as a participant in the Miami Grand Prix in May. Later, in December, it was announced that Sargeant would retain his position with Williams Racing for the 2024 Formula 1 season. Despite living in London now, Sargeant’s Floridian roots are evident in his support for his hometown’s NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, and the Florida Panthers. On a lighter note, Cafe Martorano in Fort Lauderdale is his seaside dining spot of choice.