Is Pierre Gasly the hard-charger who has excelled during the second half of the Formula 1 season with Toro Rosso, or the struggler who failed to perform for Red Bull's A-team in the first half?
The answer is both, and neither. F1 is a complicated business and evaluating performance is a tricky task given the multitude of contributing factors. What is clear is that Gasly is extremely at home in the Toro Rosso environment, with the style demanded by the car, and has responded to a potentially career-breaking relegation brilliantly.
To put some numbers on it, he's scored points in five of his eight starts back at Toro Rosso and outperformed team-mate Daniil Kvyat both in qualifying and on race performances. While Kvyat has endured some misfortune, notably losing a strong result at Monza in September, there's no doubt who the stronger Toro Rosso driver has been over the second half of the season.