Logan Sargeant believes his "good trend" of improving Formula 1 performances is being hidden by a lack of standout results.
The Williams racer has a best finish of 11th to his name during his first half-season in Grand Prix racing, having struggled at times, including finishing 20th in both the Miami and Spanish GPs.
However, the team noticed a breakthrough for Sargeant at the Austrian GP, with his results since then in Austria, Britain, Hungary and Belgium being 13th, 11th, a-classified-but-not-running-at-the-end 18th and 17th at Spa.
The Williams was the victim of higher-than-expected tyre degradation at Spa owing to its lack of downforce in the second sector, but Sargeant remained upbeat about the trend of his campaign.
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"The last four rounds, from a driving point of view, we don't have the results to completely show for it," Sargeant told media including RacingNews365.
'But it has been a really good trend in the right direction.
"From a personal side, I'm really happy to see that. I know I need to clean some things up, and that is what we are going to focus on for the second part of the season.
"If I can take everything I've learnt, start off on a better foot and make that next jump."
Sargeant also dismissed the idea that the summer break would harm his recent momentum, believing the break would help him.
"Knowing how I am, these breaks really help me," the Floridian explained.
"It is a good chance for me to take a good week, week-and-a-half off to have some time to myself, reset and then dig back into it - and I always come out stronger on the other side."