Nine races in and Pierre Gasly's dream move to Red Bull has turned into a nightmare. On the current trajectory, it's impossible to see Gasly remaining at the team beyond the end of this season. But there is still a realistic chance that he can turn things around after this bad start.
Gasly is not a no-hoper, he would never have earned the promotion from Toro Rosso to Red Bull if that was the case. Everything he's done in his career up to this point proves he's eminently capable of being a fast racing driver and achieving the results required, but the question is whether he can find that form up against Verstappen and in the pressure-cooker environment at the front of Formula 1.
The key to doing so appears to lie with his capacity to adapt to the demands of the car and get into the right mindset to deliver his best.