Williams Logan Sargeant says he ignores the "nonsense" of social media as the under-pressure rookie fights to save his Formula 1 career.
A tough rookie season for Sargeant has seen the possibility of him being replaced for 2024 grow in recent weeks as he struggles to match team-mate Alexander Albon.
Boss James Vowles has been public with his desire to help Sargeant improve his form, but does want to see a marked improvement in the Floridian's performances.
The second Williams seat is the only full-time drive yet to be confirmed for 2024, with AlphaTauri and Red Bull reserve Liam Lawson touted as a potential option.
Social media has also been critical of Sargeant - but he has dismissed the impact of that as he tries to secure a second season in Grand Prix racing.
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"Experience always helps, but I have people to talk to to just try and understand how to approach things and why these little mistakes are happening and how to get rid of them," Sargeant explained to media including RacingNews365.
"It is a constant work-in-progress, and I don't think anyone is perfect in that sense - it is just about building off the mistakes, and it might sound silly, but using them to your advantage to try and learn from it.
"Ideally, you'd have more testing, as that is the best way to prepare - I mean back in the day when Lewis [Hamilton] and Fernando [Alonso] joined, everyone back then got endless days of testing, and in the current car too which is very different to what we experience now.
"Now, it is always a previous generation and that makes a difference, but even if it is the previous generation [of car used in testing], just having more days [overall] makes a difference.
"Everyone who knows what is going on behind the scenes, who knows me as a person wants me to succeed. I have support from the team, so don't really care what anyone else thinks.
"I don't look at [social media] to be honest.
"I have conversations with people who want me to keep improving, people who want me to be a better driver and person so I don't even pay attention to any of that nonsense."