Logan Sargeant has revealed that his biggest lesson so far in F1 has centred around the "costly" impact of small mistakes.
The Williams driver – who is one of three rookies in the 2023 field – has faced mixed fortunes so far during his debut campaign in the sport; after finishing P12 at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, he suffered a DNF in Australia following a collision with Nyck de Vries at the penultimate race restart.
There were other incidents in Azerbaijan and Miami, meaning that Sargeant is yet to score a point in Formula 1.
Consequently, the 22-year-old has learned the value of being at the top of his game.
Sargeant on biggest lesson in F1
"I think the biggest thing [I've learned] is, [with] the level of F1 being as high as it is, small mistakes are so costly, and you will pay for them if you're not at the absolute top of your game every day," Sargeant told media, including RacingNews365.com.
"I think that's been the biggest lesson to me; it's not easy to do, but I know if I'm at the top of my game every day, then it'll be enough.
"So it's just about making sure that I can consistently do that."
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Wanting 'too much' in qualifying
Having been keen to reach Q2 during qualifying sessions, Sargeant feels that he needs to work on "dialing back" his approach.
"I think it's just been a case of, at times, wanting it a little bit too much, and going for it a little bit more than is necessary," he explained.
"I think, throughout this year, we've had quite clear pace to make Q2, and I maybe tried to stretch myself a little bit further than what was necessary to reach that next stage.
"So it's just about dialing it back a little bit, and just making sure the laps are a bit cleaner and done a bit nicer.
"I personally know that the pace is there and the pace is the last thing that concerns me, so it's simply about putting it together better."
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