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.
It is perfectly understandable to have sympathy for Gasly's plight. But what must not be underestimated is his role in the decision-defining events that led up to the summer break.