The most concerning statistic for Sargeant this season is that he was out-qualified by his Williams team-mate, Alex Albon, in all 22 qualifying sessions. In the final qualifying session of the season, he even failed to set a time due to lap times being deleted for track limits violations.
Yet, his string of unfortunate results doesn't stop there, as he failed to finish in six races this season, including crashes in weekends such as the Japanese and Dutch Grand Prix.
Considering Charles Leclerc's championship fight during the 2022 F1 season, this season has been strikingly different, with him experiencing a rather more challenging time.
Leclerc concluded the 2023 season with 206 points, a notable drop from the 308 points he accumulated in the previous season. This shift moved him from second place in the drivers' championship last season to fifth this season.
It may seem unusual to find Sergio Perez on this list, considering he secured second place in the drivers' championship and contributed to Red Bull's first-ever 1-2 finish in the championship. Nonetheless, his future has been a significant topic in the F1 paddock.
This was due to his inability to truly compete with his Red Bull team-mate and three-time world champion Verstappen. Perez only secured two victories this season compared to the Dutchman's 19.
Perez faced a series of unfortunate outcomes, failing to reach Q3 during qualifying on nine occasions this season. Additionally, he crashed out of his home race in Mexico and missed out on podium finishes at the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Despite securing second place in the drivers' championship, he still trailed behind Verstappen in first place by 290 points.
Similar to several others on this list, Lance Stroll found himself unable to match his teammate Alonso's performance during the 2023 F1 season.
Stroll finished the 2023 season in tenth position, trailing his world champion teammate (who secured fourth position) by 132 points.
The Aston Martin driver failed to advance beyond Q1 on eight occasions this season and retired from four races, falling outside the points in five instances. By contrast, Alonso secured eight podiums this season and only missed qualifying in the top ten twice.
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