What Gasly can learn from his superb response to demotion
Pierre Gasly is almost unrecognisable from the driver who left Red Bull no choice but to demote him. While his response to that has been outstanding, he must do more if he is to fulfil the promise his talent offers
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.
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