The sudden slump that left Gasly defenceless

The sudden slump that left Gasly defenceless

Red Bull's stance of giving Pierre Gasly time to adapt was unwavering, until Hungary when Christian Horner admitted his driver's form was "hurting" the team. All signs point to a decisive moment when its supportive outlook abruptly changed

Do you feel sorry for Pierre Gasly? Many probably do: promoted to Red Bull a season early and promised all of the patience that should be afforded to such a challenge, only to be sent back to Toro Rosso after 12 races.

The news that Alex Albon will be moved from the junior team to take Gasly's seat from the Belgian Grand Prix has triggered plenty of question marks over Red Bull's conduct. We have already outlined the wider arguments that likely played a part in Red Bull's decision, and the risks this move poses for Albon.

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