Logan Sargeant says he is seeking to learn how to master the tyres after struggling at the Spanish Grand Prix.
The rookie finished in last place after starting from the pit lane and was one lap down on the race-winner Max Verstappen.
“I think the first two [stints] were good,” Sargeant told select members of the press, including Total-Motorsport.com.
“Really it was simply the last one, we were on different compounds, so maybe that’s something to do with it. For sure, I need to get better with it but I think that the first two were good.
“It’s definitely better, and needs to keep improving but everything I’m doing still needs to keep improving from qualifying to race, to everything.
“The biggest thing is to understand why the first two were good and the last one wasn’t.”
The American driver found himself on the backfoot since FP3, when he spun off at the final turn and missed the majority of the session.
In qualifying, Sargeant qualified in last place and was nearly seven tenths of a second down on teammate Alexander Albon but elected to start from the pit lane after Williams broke parc ferme rules by changing the setup of the car.
Sargeant’s race head-to-head against Albon now stands at 5-0 to the Thai-British driver and 7-0 in the qualifying battle, also in Albon’s favour.
Where is the next F1 2023 race?
With the F1 circus finished in Spain, the next race is the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix which will be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal over the weekend of June 16-18.