Yuki Tsunoda is disappointed with his performances in Formula 1 but is trying to take the positives from the mistakes he has made this season.
Tsunoda scored points on his F1 debut in Bahrain but endured a difficult event in Imola when he crashed out in qualifying before a quiet weekend in Portimao.
"The results that I did in those three races is not what I wanted to have," Tsunoda told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.
"My expectation was more high at the beginning of the season. If I look at it in a positive way, I did huge mistakes in Portugal in Imola already in the beginning of the year so it's about taking the positives and learn from those things.
"I think for my career I think I'm going well. I just have to learn and do it better in the future. Currently I'm enjoying for that situation."
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is more familiar territory for Tsunoda, having only started to race in Europe two years ago. He feels, this experience will be particularly helpful to get the most out of the AlphaTauri car.
"I think my approach should go smoother from FP1 to FP3 so it will be easier than Portugal so I'll just try to maximise that opportunity," added Tsunoda.
"I learned a lot about the car and I still not feeling like I'm controlling the car enough. Definitely, this is a learning curve and hopefully, those experiences will be really useful in Barcelona."