Being successful as a Formula 1 driver is not just about being in the right team. It's equally as important to be there at exactly the right time.
A seat at a crack squad like Red Bull is a dream for many drivers and, right now, new signing Sergio Perez is full of excitement about what could be on the cards for him in 2021. But, for the outgoing Alex Albon, there was a small element of being in the right place at the wrong time.
Albon's big chance to show what he could do to secure a long-term future at the team happened to come in a season where a tricky car and compressed calendar conspired to hinder his progress. Also, add to the mix a ridiculous set of circumstances leaving a top-rated driver like Perez as both the darling of the paddock, and without a drive.